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totlandlandslipUPDATED: A woman has been freed by fire crews this evening after becoming trapped in mud up to her waist.

The incident happened shortly after 18:00 near to Totland Pier, West Wight.

The woman was freed using specialist mud rescue equipment. Coastguard Rescue teams from Ventnor also assisted in the rescue.

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The woman was transferred to a waiting land ambulance for treatment.

UPDATED @ 11:30 WEDNESDAY: The Isle of Wight Council are reminding people to observe footpath closures in the area following this incident.

The rescued woman was waist-high in the mud near to the Totland Landslip, which remains very dangerous and is currently closed for the foreseeable future.

The closures are there for a reason – your safety – please observe them and do not access the site.

Photo: Solent Coastguard

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