Two women and a dog have been rescued after becoming trapped waist-deep in mud at Herne Bay on the Kent coast. The trio were at the centre of a dramatic rescue operation after becoming trapped on Sunday.
Herne Bay coastguards were called to the scene at Bishopstone at 11.30am.
After assessing the scene, the coastguards called in firefighters to help with the rescue operation.
The women and their dog were pulled from the mud and checked over by ambulance staff. The women, who did not require hospital treatment, are thought to have got into trouble after trying to rescue the dog.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service also deployed a team with specialist equipment and a fire engine alongside coastguards and an RNLI Lifeboat team from Whitstable. A spokesman for Herne Bay Coastguard urged people to call 999 rather than try to rescue animals themselves.