Sutton Coldfield couple rescued from underneath pier

A couple from Sutton Coldfield had to be rescued from the old Pier in Weston Credit: RNLI

A couple from Sutton Coldfield had to be rescued by a life boat after becoming stranded under the struts of Birnbeck Pier in Weston-super-Mare.

An RNLI crew was dispatched from Knightstone Harbour to rescue the pair, who were holding onto struts underneath the Pier and screaming.

The lifeboat was manoeuvred close to them and they were helped into the boat. They were then carried back to Knightstone Harbour, checked for damage and then released to carry on with their holiday.