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Man Rescued From Mud On Dorset Coast


8:27am 1st April 2013

Portland Coastguard is warning members of the public to be aware of the dangers of becoming stuck in mud in the Lulworth Cove area after a man became stuck up to his waist in mud.

Portland Coastguard received a call from a member of the public at 3.00 pm on Saturday afternoon, reporting that the man, who was in his early twenties, was stuck in mud. Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to the scene and the Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched. The Dorset Fire and Rescue mud team also attended the scene.

Whilst the Coastguard Rescue Team attended to the casualty, the Fire and Rescue Mud Team worked on extricating the man using water lances. Once he was freed, he was taken back across the bay by the inshore lifeboat to an awaiting ambulance.

Ros Evans, Portland Coastguard Watch Manager says:

'As the inshore lifeboat left Lulworth Cove to return to Weymouth they reported that a number of people were walking over exactly the same area of mud. I urge people to be very careful in the Lulworth Cove area to avoid patches of mud. Becoming stuck is a cold, wet and distressing experience. If you do become stuck, spread your weight as much as possible and try to stay as calm as possible. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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