Coastguard teams were called twice in quick succession to separate incidents of people being 'trapped' in mud along the Jurassic Coast.

Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue Team and West Bay Coastguard Team responded to the first incident just east of Lyme Regis as a person was trapped in a mud.

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout at Charmouth received a call from a female saying her friend was stuck in a mudslide near Charmouth Road car park

The position was confirmed by the watchkeeper through a monoscope as being east of Lyme Regis Sea wall, approximately 100 yards from the steps.

Solent Coastguard were then alerted and by 1.55pm the original caller was told that two coastguard teams, West Bay and Lyme Regis, were enroute.

A spokesperson for the NCI said: "Both teams were on site by 2.21pm.

"It took just over 50 minutes to extract the casualty from the mudslide. The casualty was believed to be uninjured but was handed over to the ambulance service to be checked over."

After this call, a second person was reported trapped in mud 1km east of Charmouth at around 4pm. 

The spokesperson added: "At 4.04pm Charmouth NCI lookout received a call to advise that West Bay Coastgurad Rescue Team was enroute to Charmouth as there had been a report of another member of the public stuck in a mudslide, this time on East Beach.

"The lookout would, ordinarily, close at 4pm but were asked by Solent Coastguard to remain open. 

"Information regarding tide times and weather conditions were requested and provided. It took until 5pm for the casualty to be extracted and handed over to the ambulance service.

"The casualty is again believed to have been unhurt. The Coastguard Rescue Team left the beach at 5.10pm and the lookout closed at 5.15pm.

"It is an opportune moment to strongly remind members of the public to keep clear of mud slides.

"Whilst the surface may form a firm crust in dry weather, it will not be strong enough to hold a person’s weight and the mud will be soft underneath.

"When falling into the mud it can create a suction and draw the body in deeper."

A spokesperson for both Coastguard teams said: "We were tasked twice in quick succession with Beer Coastguard Rescue Team and West Bay Coastguard Rescue Team to a person trapped in the mud.

First east of Lyme Regis and the second, 1km east of Charmouth. Both casualties extracted & passed into the care of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust."

“A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 1.55pm on Saturday, February 3 to an incident in Lyme Regis. We sent one double-crewed land ambulance.

 “We were called at 4.06pm on Saturday, February 3 to an incident in Charmouth. We sent one double-crewed land ambulance.”