Devon

Stuck in mud Kingsbridge boat crew rescued

Gavin Angliss/Prawle Point Coastguard Image copyright Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue
Image caption The engine on the boat failed as the tide went out

Coastguards have rescued eight people, including a three-year-old girl, stranded on mud flats in Devon.

Teignmouth Coastguard Mud Rescue used a sled to bring the stranded crew ashore when the boat engine failed as the tide was going out near Kingsbridge.

Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue also helped in the sticky operation. The children were rescued first and everyone was brought back safely.

Kingsbridge fire crew was also on hand to give the muddy crew a hose down.

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Prawle Point Coastguard Team said: "The first people recovered off that boat included a three-year-old girl.

Image copyright Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue
Image copyright Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue

"The rescue took place over several hours [on Thursday] and it was important to get the children off first due to the weather and lack of fluids on board."

Image copyright Gavin Angliss/Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue

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