Heavily pregnant woman rescued from waist deep mud

A heavily pregnant woman got stuck to her waist in mud and had to be rescued in Weston Super Mare, firefighters said.

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: "A woman, thought to be eight months pregnant, her partner and a young girl aged around seven, were...assisted to safety. The woman was stuck up to her waist in the mud."

They were among eight people who had to be rescued by Avon Fire and Rescue Service's hovercraft at the popular tourist resort today.