Woman rescued from mud at Blue Anchor Bay

Coastguard crews rescue woman stuck on beach

Coastguard crews rescue woman stuck on beach

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A HOLIDAYMAKER has been rescued today (Wednesday) after getting stuck in mud on a beach in North Somerset. 
Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public around 12:30pm that a woman was in trouble at Blue Anchor Bay. 
Specialist mud rescue volunteers from Watchet and Minehead Coastguard Rescue Teams recovered the woman.
They injected water into the mud to make it soft, before digging the casualty out and transferring her onto a stretcher to a waiting ambulance to be checked out. She didn’t sustain any injuries.
Steve Matthews, Watch Manager at Swansea Coastguard, said: "The woman was well and truly stuck in the mud.
"Our mud rescue teams were on scene very quickly and she was safely recovered.
"If you become stuck in mud try to spread your weight as much as possible.
"If you have a mobile phone call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
"Avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. Discourage others from attempting to rescue you, since without the proper equipment they could become stuck too.”

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8:04pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Lulu2011 says...

Note to Editor: Blue Anchor, Minehead and Watchet are in West Somerset!
Poor reporting
Note to Editor: Blue Anchor, Minehead and Watchet are in West Somerset! Poor reporting Lulu2011
  • Score: 12

8:48am Thu 20 Mar 14

IvanBee says...

When I went to school North was at the top and unless there has been enormous land movement that is where Blue Anchor is!
When I went to school North was at the top and unless there has been enormous land movement that is where Blue Anchor is! IvanBee
  • Score: -8

9:37am Thu 20 Mar 14

HerbalGerbil says...

When does sand become mud and mud become sand? Sounds very scary being sucked in anyway. By the way, Somerset goes on right past Weston-super-Mare and up to Clevedon and Portishead. Those places are in North Somerset and Blue Anchor, Minehead etc. are definitely West Somerset and I would expect a publication calling itself This is the West Country to know that. I could ask who decided "westcountry" was all one word, but that's another matter......
When does sand become mud and mud become sand? Sounds very scary being sucked in anyway. By the way, Somerset goes on right past Weston-super-Mare and up to Clevedon and Portishead. Those places are in North Somerset and Blue Anchor, Minehead etc. are definitely West Somerset and I would expect a publication calling itself This is the West Country to know that. I could ask who decided "westcountry" was all one word, but that's another matter...... HerbalGerbil
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Man of the people says...

I can imagine being sucked off in blue anchor being a horrible experience.
I can imagine being sucked off in blue anchor being a horrible experience. Man of the people
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Monument says...

They are on the north coast of West Somerset.
They are on the north coast of West Somerset. Monument
  • Score: 1

6:17pm Thu 20 Mar 14

confusedconfucious says...

which bit of the warning signs do people have difficulty understanding? It beggars belief that this happens over and over again. The Council finally put clear and adequate sign-age clearly spelling out the dangers yet still people are putting other lives at risk when trying to effect a safe rescue.
How do you open peoples eyes to the treachery that is in the beauty of our coastlines i.e. mud, landslides, incoming tides etc. if warning signs at the beach entrances are not enough?
which bit of the warning signs do people have difficulty understanding? It beggars belief that this happens over and over again. The Council finally put clear and adequate sign-age clearly spelling out the dangers yet still people are putting other lives at risk when trying to effect a safe rescue. How do you open peoples eyes to the treachery that is in the beauty of our coastlines i.e. mud, landslides, incoming tides etc. if warning signs at the beach entrances are not enough? confusedconfucious
  • Score: 4

7:10pm Sun 23 Mar 14

mansell5 says...

Monument wrote:
They are on the north coast of West Somerset.
Yes, but you have it right with 'north', whereas the reporter used 'North'.
[quote][p][bold]Monument[/bold] wrote: They are on the north coast of West Somerset.[/p][/quote]Yes, but you have it right with 'north', whereas the reporter used 'North'. mansell5
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

stuckinmud says...

Being the woman who was stuck in the mud, Wednesday 19th March,at Blue Anchor beach I would like to thank the person who Dialed 999, resulting in my rescue. There are no words to write that could express the gratitude I have for the two men who put their lives at risk to rescue me, the police and paramedics were amazing, professional, reassuring, with a warmth I will remember forever. Thank you all. I will visit again, tho not walk on the beautiful, beaches, I will stay on the promenade, I have learnt my lesson, thanks to all the careing people, survived to watch the sun rise another day x
Being the woman who was stuck in the mud, Wednesday 19th March,at Blue Anchor beach I would like to thank the person who Dialed 999, resulting in my rescue. There are no words to write that could express the gratitude I have for the two men who put their lives at risk to rescue me, the police and paramedics were amazing, professional, reassuring, with a warmth I will remember forever. Thank you all. I will visit again, tho not walk on the beautiful, beaches, I will stay on the promenade, I have learnt my lesson, thanks to all the careing people, survived to watch the sun rise another day x stuckinmud
  • Score: 5

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