Hovercraft used to help exhausted walkers

Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare

Two people were helped to safety by firefighters on a hovercraft after becoming exhausted while walking in Weston-super-Mare.

The man and the woman, both aged in their 60s, had been walking on the beach around 100 yards out from the shore between the Grand Pier and the Tropicana.

Unable to make their way back to the seafront the alarm was raised and a rescue hovercraft from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station was mobilised.

Firefighters were able to quickly locate the two people, who were then brought back to the seafront. They were tired, but otherwise unhurt.