Press Notice No: 224-10
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Posted 07:11 GMT
DISORIENTATED HOLIDAYMAKER RESCUED FROM MUD ON HOLY ISLAND
A disorientated holiday maker has been rescued from the mud by three Coastguard Rescue Teams after getting stuck on his way home.
Humber Coastguard were alerted just after 4am by a 999 call from a member of the public who could hear shouts coming from the direction of the island. Holy Island, Berwick and Seahouses Coastguard Rescue teams were sent to the scene where they discovered a man in his twenties who had been stuck for over four hours.
The man had managed to pull himself free but was alone, cold and very disorientated. The teams brought him safely back to Holy Island.
Humber Coastguard Watch Manager Bev Allen said:
Tidal mud can be treacherous as this young man found out tonight. Stick to paths and be aware of the tides, and please be particularly careful if youve been drinking as it can reduce your ability to make rational decisions.
Id particularly like to thank our three teams of volunteers who roused themselves from their beds to save this young man and congratulate our new Holy Island Station Officer, who is just a young man himself.
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Posted By: Maggie Hill
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