Beach rescue teams in North Somerset are warning people of the dangers of the sea after taking part in a number of rescues at the weekend.
Two hovercraft were called out to rescue four adults and a child who became dangerously stuck in the mud on Weston beach.
They were also called out to help a family and their dog who were cut off by the tide.
Beaches in North Somerset are different to others because at low tide the sand and sea are separated by a huge plain of sticky mud which needs specialist vehicles to cross.
There's also another challenge in the huge difference between high and low tide with the Bristol Channel having the second highest tidal range in the world.
Paramedics checked over the group to see if they were suffering from dehydration, but all they needed was a good shower.