Group rescued from mud

Royal Sands, Weston-super-Mare

Coastguards and firefighters joined forces when four people and a dog became trapped in mud in Weston-super-Mare.

It is believed the group – a male and female, two girls and their dog – had been trapped in the mud for some time before the Coastguard was alerted. Coastguards from Weston-super-Mare found the group exhausted and believed to be suffering from hypothermia.

As the group had gone out at low tide, they were some 800 metres from hard sand. Firefighters from Weston-super-Mare launched the AF&RS hovercraft to bring the group swiftly back to dry land and into the care of a waiting ambulance.