BURNHAM-ON-SEA Coastguard were called to reports of people trying to enter the water at low tide with inflatables.

Two of the Coastguard's mud technicians were sent to Brean and Berrow beach at 2.30pm on Thursday (June 25). 

In just under thirty-degree heat the two mud rescue technicians donned full mud rescue PPE including a mud suit, boots, a personal floatation device, helmets, face protection, gloves and special mud walking boots and boarded a hovercraft at BARB Search & Rescue.

Together they performed a sweep of the tide line along Brean and Berrow Beach while vehicles from Burnham Coastguard and Weston-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team performed a drive of the beach to see if we could spot any persons who had been in the mud but there was no sign of anyone there. 

Despite this the Coastguard instructed their mud techs and the BARB crew to continue along the tide line and advise those who were trying to reach the water that they needed to return to safety.

When the Coastguard returned they were asked by the beach warden to give some safety advice to a group of people who had entered the water by the lower lighthouse.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: "It can be hard on the team in this weather having to wear heavy protective equipment so it's important to look after the welfare of those in the middle of it.

"Once the equipment was cleaned down we were off back to our day but it wasn't long before we were needed again.

"This job rumbled on for a fair amount of time but it's important to keep everyone safe and we are thankful that there are still lots of community-minded people calling 999 and asking for the Coastguards when needed.

"It's the right thing to do and could save a life."