Woman rescued after getting stuck in mud in Rhyl harbour as tide comes
A woman was rescued after getting stuck in the mud near the entrance to Rhyl harbour last night.
There was a large emergency service presence after reports were received at shortly after 7.30pm yesterday evening.
Teams from the coastguard, RNLI, police and ambulance services were all in attendance with the tide starting to come in.
Mud rescue teams were able to free the woman from the mud and transport her to safety using specialist training.
There were also two other people stranded nearby who they were able to guide to safety.
Mud Technician Jordan Field from the Rhyl team said “With an incoming tide, we had limited time to extract the casualty from the location.
“The casualty was advised to keep still as we made our way to the scene, to prevent them getting stuck further.
“They remained calm and did not panic, which saved us vital time”
Ian Olson Station Officer said “This technical rescue was successful due to the excellent teamwork between ourselves, our operations centre, the RNLI, police and ambulance services.”
“If you become stuck in mud our advice is always the same ‘Stay calm, try and spread your weight as much as possible and avoid moving. Call 999 and ask for the coastguard.
“Anybody trapped should also discourage other well-meaning members of the public from attempting to rescue them because without the proper equipment they could become stuck too.”
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