Boy rescued from mud at Charmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:36 22 March 2011

Coastguards throw a lifeline to Callum Currie. Photo courtesy of eep@flyingmonkey.net

Coastguards throw a lifeline to Callum Currie. Photo courtesy of eep@flyingmonkey.net

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Callum, 10,pulled to safety after sinking up to his waist

FIRE FIGHTERS and coastguards launched a dramatic rescue operation when a 10-year-old boy got stuck in mud at Charmouth beach on Saturday.

Callum Currie, from Sidmouth, sank up to his waist while walking below cliffs in the area of a recent landslide.

A team of eight coastguards worked for 30 minutes to rescue the boy who was eventually freed unharmed.

Coastguards used specialist equipment to consisting of a harness and water and air to extract Callum from the mud.

Signs were recently put up along the beach in the area of the landslip warning “Danger Keep Off”.


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