LIFESAVERS got stuck waist deep in mud as part of a rescue exercise.

Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team joined Bangor Coastguard at Rhyl Harbour to carry out two scenarios.

The first task involved a casualty who had attempted to rescue their dog. The second scenario involved two casualties close together who had got trapped in the mud.

A spokesperson from Rhyl Coastguard said: "The technicians have a number of ways to remove a casualty who is stuck in the mud.

Rhyl Journal:

Team get full immersed scenarios. Picture: Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team‎/Facebook

"During both scenarios, mud rescue technicians effected the rescue with the rest of the team (mud rescue operators) setting up the rescue system for the recovery stage of the operation.

"They would initially utilise hands or shovels to dig around the casualty and attempt to break the suction.

"If this wasn't successful, they would progress to adding water or air through a lance that is placed next to the legs.

Rhyl Journal:

The exercise involved Rhyl and Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team. Llandudno Coastguard team were also present and attended to get an awareness and appreciation of mud rescue techniques. Picture: Rhyl Coastguard Rescue Team‎/Facebook

"Some fantastic learning for all present and some challenging mud conditions encountered."

Llandudno Coastguard also attended the session.