Crosby RNLI lifeguards join rescue teams to help free woman from mud

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards worked alongside local Coastguard and Fire and Rescue teams yesterday to assist a woman who had become trapped in the mud at Crosby beach.

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Crosby RNLI lifeguards were alerted by a member of the public at 2:45pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 14 November) of a lady that had become stuck in the mud whilst walking further down the beach. The charity’s lifeguards immediately alerted HM Coastguard and made their way over to assist the woman until further help arrived.

On arrival, the lifeguards found the woman extremely cold and unable to free one of her legs out of the mud. Approaching from behind, the lifeguards positioned a rescue board on the mud so that the woman could sit down, wrapped a blanket around her to keep her warm and tried to keep her calm until further help arrived.

Soon, the local Coastguard and Fire and Rescue team arrived and successfully assisted the woman out of the mud.

Andy Jordan, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor said:

‘Unfortunately, this is the second weekend where someone has been caught out by the mud at this area whilst walking on Crosby beach. RNLI lifeguards provide a daily safety service on Crosby every day of the year and are always more than happy to offer advice to those walking on the beach.

‘Whilst walking on the beach, try to remain within 50 metres of the seas wall, if you find yourself getting caught in the mud try not to panic – remain calm, take your time and don’t fight against the mud, this will only make the situation worse. If you can, retrace your steps – don’t carry on forwards – and if in trouble ask someone to alert the lifeguards or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard’

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