Calshot RNLI assist in Multi-Agency Rescue
Calshot RNLI launch D Class to assist in rescue of 15 year old girl stuck in mud
On arrival at the scene the girl had already been freed from the mud and Calshot crew assisted in transporting the girl by stretcher from the shoreline to a waiting Ambulance.
With the tide being so low today the shoreline looked like shingle but was in fact very soft mud that caught the girl unawares.
Mike Croxson, Helm said: 'People need to make themselves aware of the mud as well as the water as although the surface looked like shingle it was in fact very soft, sticky mud.'
He also thanked Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service for hosing himself and the other crew members free of mud once the girl was safe.
Once back at the station the lifeboat and equipment had to be thoroughly cleaned of mud before being made ready for next service.
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