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Burnham Lifeboat launched
after man becomes trapped in mud at Stert
Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched on Saturday March 26 to
help in the rescue of a person trapped in mud at Stert Island.
is on the opposite bank of the River Parret (to the South West
Atlantic 75 was called out at 17:58 after the alarm was raised
by Avon and Somerset Constabulary reporting that a man was stuck
up to his waist in thick mud at Stert Beach.
Coastguard requested the launch of the hovercraft and a lifeboat
from Burnham, along with a rescue team from the Watchet Coastguard.
casualty was successfully extracted from the mud by the police
rescue team and taken by ambulance to hospital.
Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang said: "This is a good example
of how all rescue services can work together as a team when called
to do so by Swansea Coastguard Control."
Burnham lifeboat was stood down at 18:05.
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