Mother and daughter rescued from quicksand in Somerset after becoming stuck

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter were rescued from quicksand and an incoming tide at Blue Anchor Beach in Somerset yesterday.

The coastguard operations room at Milford Haven sent teams including their flanking team from Minehead to assist, with the coastguard helicopter and two RNLI lifeboats to the scene. Credit: HM Coastguard Watchet

The woman had been out walking her collie dog, who safely made it to shore.

She called 999 reporting that she was stuck in the mud, with her 5 year old daughter in her arms. She was up to her waist in mud and up to her chest in water.

A water rescue was undertaken and the child was taken first and brought back to shore using a floating line, whilst the mother was winched out of the mud by helicopter and taken to shore.

Both were then handed into the care of the ambulance service at the nearby Hoburne Blue Anchor holiday park uninjured.

The coastguard thanked the staff of both Hoburne Holiday Park, Blue Anchor for providing a warm environment, warm showers and towels and clothing to the casualties