11, rescued after getting stuck in mud on Brean beach
11 year-old boy was rescued after getting stuck in mud on Brean
Beach on Thursday afternoon (April 9th).
rescue hovercraft from Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue and
two teams of Coastguards were called to the beach next to Brean
Down at 3.30pm.
boy was walking across the mudflats to reach the sea at low tide
when he got stuck in knee-deep mud - his parents raised the alarm
and crews were quickly on scene," said Coastguard Officer
Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft flew out to the boy with two Coastguards
onboard, where he was helped free from the mud and then flown
back to the safety of the beach.
boy, who is on holiday from Manchester with his family, was unhurt
during the incident.
advice is always to stay away from the muddy areas of the beach
and to check the tide times," added Mr Welland.
crews had rehearsed a similar mud rescue just hours before on
Wednesday evening during a training exercise in Burnham.
watched on from the beach as the rescue unfolded
boy was reunited with his relieved family by the crews
BARB hovercraft with Coastguards from Weston and Burnham