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Incident - Rescue from mud

Date: 08/04/2021
Time: 13:19
Location: Northam Burrows, Appledore
Area: Central
County: Devon

Two fire appliances, one from Appledore and one from Bideford attended an incident involving a female stuck in the mud whilst walking her dog on the beach. Crews arrived on scene and liaised with the coastguard and RNLI inshore lifeboat that had been scrambled.

Crews donned water safety gear to access the casualty, who was stuck in mud and water. Fire crews along with RNLI personnel rescued the lady who was transferred to the lifeboat to be taken back to Appledore lifeboat station, to receive care.

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