Man rescued after getting stuck in mud

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(Last Updated On: October 31, 2020)

Emergency services were called to the estuary at Starcross this afternoon to reports of a man stuck in the mud.

Three fire appliances attended the incident, along with the ambulance service just before 2pm.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Specialist Rescue Crews from Exmouth were quickly mobilised, along with two fire engines which came from Dawlish and Exeter”

“Upon arrival, fire crews were able to confirm 1 x casualty stuck in the mud and got to work using 2 x water safety rescue pack and equipment and 1 x triple extension ladder.

“The casualty was able to be successfully rescued from the mud, in total the crews used 7 personnel in flood suits and water rescue equipment, 1 x triple ext ladder and 1 x rescue sled. Once rescued, the casualty was left in the hands of the Ambulance service who were on scene.”

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