hovercraft called to 'stranded' mud walkers in Weston
rescue hovercraft was called to Weston on Friday evening (May 5th)
after several people were reported to be in difficulty in beach
crewmembers were called out shortly after 7pm by Coastguards when
several walkers were spotted in thick mud near Weston's Grand Pier.
Spirit Of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was taken by road to Weston and was
ready to be launched.
groups of people who were understood to be attempting to reach the
sea on an outgoing tide by walking across the mud were guided back
were relieved that the two groups of people managed to get back
to the shoreline safely. The first informant did the right thing
in dialling 999 and asking for the Coastguard as soon as there was
concern for the welfare of them," said a BARB spokesman. "We
would always prefer to be called out and stood down rather than
receiving a late call-out that may put someone's life in danger."