EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: COASTGUARD WORK TO RESCUE PERSON STUCK IN THE MUD NEAR BONCHURCH

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HM Coastguard are working to rescue a person stuck in the mud between Bonchurch and Shanklin this afternoon (Saturday).

2 Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bembridge and Ventnor – including the mud rescue unit from Ventnor – have been called to the scene near to Monks Bay.

The alarm was raised at around 13:00 after a member of public became stuck up to their knees trying to rescue their dog who had also become stuck.

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Specialist mud rescue equipment is being used to free the individual who is thought to be stuck on a slip by the legs.

Photo: Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team

UPDATE @ 15:55 – The individual has been successfully freed from their predicament and transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

The casualty’s dog has also been rescued and is safe and well, albeit a bit muddy.

Coastguard Rescue Officers are now standing down.

UPDATE @ 19:40Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) have this evening confirmed their tasking alongside Bembridge CRT.

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A spokesperson for Ventnor CRT said:

“Tasked with Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team to a person who had become stuck in the mud up to their knees after attempting to rescue their dog who had also become stuck.

“There were many fresh cliff falls in the area where the person had become stuck around 300m-400m east of Monks Bay, Bonchurch.

“2 mud techs entered the mud with our extraction kit and dug out the casualty.

“Casualty was then carried off of the beach back to Bonchurch to meet the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

“Please stay away from the cliffs as there were active cliff falls where we were working this afternoon.

“As this call showed, mud is very unstable and can lead to you becoming stuck along with other risks.

“Do the right thing if you get in trouble or see someone in trouble by the coast by calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard immediately.

“This casualty was lucky as they had their mobile phone with them and were able to find a signal to call for help.”

Photo: Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team

 

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Clare
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Why do some people take chances at this time of year?..

Bert Chantler
Bert Chantler
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Glad all ended was ok.
People should be aware on our beaches for dangers that are there.

Wayne
Wayne
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Well done to the coast guard

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