2009 Incident #3 24.01.09 1652UTC

The full coastguard team was tasked to rescue a mother, her two teenage children and their dog who had become trapped, up to their thighs, in mud.  A visiting French fossil collector had kindly gone to their assistance and had also become trapped.  The casualties were cut off by the incoming neap tide and had climbed the ‘nose’ of the major landslide 100m east of Charmouth.  Due to the large amount of rain recently, the landslide is very dangerous and totally impassable.   All the casualties and the dog were recovered safe and well.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7850058.stm

Please check the tide times carefully and to make sure you leave enough time to complete your visit to the beach safely.

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