Press Notice No: 51/12
Tuesday, May 06, 2012
Posted 18:49 GMT
MAN RESCUED FROM MUD ON FILEY COAST
A man was rescued from mud this afternoon after his stepfather called the coastguard to say his stepson had become stuck in mud whilst walking towards Flamborough and the sea was only two metres away.
Humber Coastguard received the 999 call at just after 4pm today. Coastguard Rescue teams from Filey, Bridlington, Scarborough and Burniston, who specialise in mud and cliff rescue, were sent to the scene and the RNLI lifeboats from Filey and Flamborough were asked to attend.
The man was found in a very inaccessible location he was reached by a Coastguard Rescue Team from Filey who managed to extract him from the mud. Because of the incoming tide he had to be evacuated by sea and so was taken by lifeboat to the shore at Filey where he received medical assistance.
Graham Dawson Humber Coastguard Watch Manager said; Incoming tides can create areas of quicksand and, like this afternoon, its a race against time for help to reach you before the tide comes in
If you become stuck in mud try and spread your weight as much as possible. If you have a mobile phone dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Avoid moving and stay as calm as you can. You should also discourage others from attempting to rescue you because without the proper equipment they could become stuck too.
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Posted By: Maggie Hill
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