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Woman rescued from thick mud

Cole Hill, Great Leighs
26/09/2018 @ 14:58
Incident Number: 87106
In attendance: 1 x Braintree, 1 x Chelmsford, 1 x Leigh (Swift Water Rescue), 1 x Urban Search and Rescue


Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped up to her waist in thick mud in a wooded area this afternoon.

Crews worked alongside Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Team to locate the woman, who had been walking with a friend along a nearby footpath when she had become trapped in nearby mud.

Firefighters led the woman's friend to safety from the muddy area and then used inflatable rescue paths to create a safe exit route for the trapped woman.

The woman was freed by 4.10pm and has avoided injury.

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