A man had to be rescued after getting stuck knee-deep in mud chasing his dog along a beach.
The Coastguard was called to the mudflats in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, this afternoon after the dog walker became trapped in the dangerous sinking mud.
Chris Gunning, who is from Sheffield, was walking his dog along the beach, near Suggitts Lane, at around 1.25pm when his pooch broke free of his lead to chase birds - heading directly into the mudflats.
Chris said he was pleased by the quick response from emergency services as he didn't know the area was dangerous, and could have ended up in a worse situation.
Senior coastguard Jamie King said: