A FATHER and daughter were rescued after getting caught in the water at the end of Burnham-on-Sea Jetty. 

Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard were called on Wednesday (May 20) to reports of two people struggling in the water at Burnham-on-Sea Jetty. 

A spokesperson for the Coastguard, said the family were 'lucky' to escape unscathed and praised the 'amazing' people on the beach who helped them.

"A father and daughter had got caught in the water after attempting to wash themselves down," the spokesperson said.

"A member of public rushed into the water and pulled the small child out and the dad was struggling to make any headway against the current and was washing out into the tide.

"More members of the public had also rushed into action grabbing the life rings which are situated at the top of the jetty and they managed to throw them to the man who was by now tired and losing the battle against the current.

"With a phenomenal group effort all persons were saved from what was a life-threatening situation.

"The tide cuts across the jetty at a pace that easily takes anyone off their feet and into the estuary with just a few inches of water so please whatever you do stay off the jetty and away from the water that flows across it.

"This could've been a different outcome without the intervention of the public who we thank for their actions.

"Obviously, we always advise to stay in a safe place and not enter the water as you can quickly become a casualty yourself, in this instance without the actions it would be a completely different story."