helped from mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach by Coastguards
Coastguards were called to help a woman reported to be stuck in
mud on the town's beach on Wednesday afternoon (August 9th).
were called to the beach near the Pavilion where a woman appeared
to be in difficulty.
beach during the busy Summer months has both a Beach Warden and
Lifeguards," said a Coastguard spokesman.
the red flags are up this means you shouldn't go beyond them as
it is dangerous. In this case it is due to the soft sinking mud
that can quickly trap a person."
beach landscape can change with every tide, and the hard standing
can quickly give way to very soft mud."
person today had only strayed a few yards beyond the warning flag
and found herself unable to move."
fast up to her ankles, she was unable to move and so a mud team
was dispatched to free her."
the stretchers as platforms they quickly dug her feet out and got
her to an awaiting paramedic who checked her over."
a brief check she was deemed to be fine and well, and made her way
off the beach."
Coastguard were just arriving on scene in case extra mud techs were
is a great example of why the warning flags are there. Please do
not ignore them or think that it will be OK. Heed the warning signs,
if you are unsure then speak to the Lifeguards or the Beach Wardens."
you do get stuck, spread your weight if possible,the Dial 999 and
ask for the Coastguards, shout and wave to attract attention of
passers by but do not let them attempt to rescue you as they may
become stuck themselves."
beach is a place of natural adventure, beauty and fun but please
stay safe at all times."