Dog Walker Rescued From Mud
A woman out walking her dog in Hampshire has been rescued after becoming stuck in some mud.
At 9.30am on Sunday 6th May Solent Coastguard was alerted to the woman who got into trouble with her dog close to Nash Farm Holiday Park at Barton On Sea, Hampshire.
Specialist mud extraction teams were sent from Lymington and Southbourne who managed to bring the woman safely ashore with the assistance of the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Mudeford.
The dog, which had not become stuck, was also brought to safety.
Fire Service and Coastguard used mud rescue gear including inflatable rescue paths, and a mud lance along with a lifeboat from the RNLI to get to the lady who was trapped by one leg in the mud for more than two hours.
Fire crews from New Milton, Brokenhurst and Eastleigh, along with Coastguard Officers, the RNLI and the Ambulance HART team eventually managed to release her after about 90 minutes.
She was checked over by Ambulance crews, as a precaution after showing signs of slight hypothermia.
Mike O'Sullivan, Solent Coastguard watch manager said:
''If you become stuck in mud, try to spread your weight as much as possible.
''If you have a mobile phone, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.
''Avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. You should also discourage others from attempting to rescue you because without the proper equipment they could become stuck too.''