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Firefighters rescue woman stuck in mud in Stockport

Borough: Stockport

Incident Date: 27 February 2016

A WOMAN has been rescued after getting stuck in mud while out walking her dogs in Hazel Grove.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighters from Offerton and the water incident unit from Eccles were called to Chester Road just after 4.30pm on Saturday, February 27, along with a fire engine from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

When crew arrived a 50-year-old woman was stuck knee deep in mud after following her dogs into a muddy field.

Firefighters helped the woman to safety using ladders, which they lay on top of the mud to reach her.

GMFRS Watch Manager Saul Brown from Offerton Community Fire Station, who was in charge of the incident, said: “The dogs were only small and light so they didn’t get stuck but the woman ended up knee deep in the mud and was unable to free herself.

“The water incident unit from Eccles wasn’t required as we were able to release her by lying two ladders flat and climbing onto them to reach her.  We then used shovels to dig her out of the mud.”

North West Ambulance Service attended the scene but no treatment was required. 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:22
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