Man assisted by hovercraft crew

Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare

Firefighters from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station used the Service’s rescue hovercraft to assist a man after concerns were raised for his safety.

Crews were called in to help the man aged in his 20s who was walking on the mudflats several hundred metres beyond the Grand Pier.

Crews and HM Coastguard liaised with the man, before walking him back to the shore. He was then passed over to the care of the ambulance service.