Man trapped up to waist in mud is rescued

PUBLISHED: 13:17 14 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:04 16 March 2016

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew return to harbour after the mud rescue. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew return to harbour after the mud rescue. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Lyme Regis lifeboat crew help coastguards to free victim, aged 32.

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew and local coastguards rescued a man trapped up to his waist in mud on the beach under Golden Cap on Friday night.

Two RNLI volunteers went ashore to assess the situation while the remaining crew ferried five coastguards from Seatown to the scene so that they could perform a mud rescue.

The 34-year-old man was trapped for some two and half hours about ten metres from the water’s edge. Both he and his 32-year-old female companion were taken by lifeboat to Lyme Regis harbour and treated for the effects of cold by paramedics at the lifeboat station.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks said: “This was a first class rescue operation, and a classic illustration of teamwork between our volunteer lifeboat crew and the coastguards.”

The lifeboat was launched at 5.55pm.


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