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Boy, 6, and mother rescued from mud by Lifeboat unit

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A mother and son were rescued yesterday after getting stuck in mud on the West Norfolk coast.

Lifeboat officials say the six-year-old boy was trapped up to his waist after getting into difficulty on Thornham Marshes.

The Hunstanton station's hovercraft was launched shortly after 2pm on Thursday, following a request from Coastguard teams.

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.. (51857206)
Hunstanton Lifeboat Station.. (51857206)

The pair, who were on holiday in the area at Brancaster, were brought back to the station and left in the care of Coastguard officers.

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