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.