A WOMAN who was rescued by a helicopter after becoming lost on Braunton Burrows has said her three-year-old son wants to go back and do it all over again.
But 34-year-old Natalie Curtis and her 10-year-old son Caleb aren't so keen.
The family were lost in the pitch black on the burrows for two hours last Sunday evening, after they became disorientated on a family stroll.
Natalie explained: "Every Sunday night the three of us pack up a picnic and go for an evening walk, usually only for around half an hour.
"We ate our sandwiches in the car park of the burrows, then went for what was meant to be a quick stroll, so I didn't take any coats or previsions.
"But kids being kids, the boys wanted to run up the sand dunes and before we knew it 45 minutes had passed.
"We headed back along what we thought was the right path, but I don't think we realised just how big the burrows are."
Natalie said she tried to use Google Maps on her phone to find the car park, but it was unable to locate them.
"At that point my eldest son Caleb started to panic, as it was getting dark and cold, and the boys didn't have coats. I was also starting to worry but had to hold it together for the kids."
Natalie eventually burst into tears and called the police, who sent an officer who knew the burrows well to try and locate them, but on arrival he said it was too dark to locate them on foot.
"They said we needed to get to high ground and they would send a helicopter."
The helicopter finally got the family safely back to the car park around two hours later.
"When we saw the officer standing by the car I had never been so happy to see anyone in my life."
Natalie said as soon as they got home, three-year-old Bailey got his toy helicopter out and reenacted the whole scene.
"He keeps asking when we can go and do it again, but I think we will stick to routes we know well from now on."