Hundreds of Weston-super-Mare tourists trapped in mud while trying to reach sea

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Hundreds of Weston-super-Mare tourists trapped in mud while trying to reach sea

Tourists have been trapped in mud flats while trying to reach the sea in Weston-super-Mare.

More than one hundred people are estimated to have been impacted as they ran into trouble in Somerset.

The tourists found themselves in trouble as they attempted to wade into the water as the temperatures skyrocketed.

The mercury rose to as high as 33C at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday as the Met Office declared Thursday the warmest day of the year so far.

In Birmingham, the mercury rose to 31C, with Brummies flocking to seaside resorts to soak up the sun away from landlocked Birmingham.

In one of the city’s favourite UK staycation resorts, Weston-Super-Mare, thousands congregated on the beaches.

But with the soft and swampy ground underneath, many experienced difficulty as they made their way for a swim, SomersetLive reports.

Coastguards were called to the beach to help some of those who had got into trouble as temperatures soared well in excess of 30 degrees on the hottest day of the year so far.

A witness said: “There were over 100 people seen making their way across the mud to reach the sea.

“Some were carrying children and were observed struggling to get back to the shore.”

There are no reports of anyone having been injured as a result of being stuck in the mud flats.

Writing on Twitter, a spokesman for the Weston-super-Mare Coastguard said: ”Callout 55, incidents we’ve dealt with today… persons trying to reach the sea via mudflats.

“They realised the distance and gave up.”

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