A horse was rescued after getting into difficulty in mud on Brean Beach on Sunday evening (May 12th).

Crews from Burnham Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were called to the beach at 6.20pm when it was reported that a horse and two people were in thick mud next to Brean Down.

A BARB spokesperson said: “Our volunteers were called to Brean beach this evening at 6.21pm by Burnham Coastguards amid reports that a horse was in difficulty in mud having run away from its owner.”

“BARB sent its hovercraft and multi-terrain vehicle to the beach, next to Brean Down. We provided safety cover for the Coastguard Mud Rescue team who, with the owner, coaxed the horse up the beach to the safety of the hard sand where it was quickly caught and safely taken away, unhurt.”

The horse had been taking part in a fundraising horse and carriage ride to Burnham and back earlier in the day.

In a separate incident, a horse was rescued from Burnham-On-Sea beach mud last month.