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Family of three have to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in the mud

Family of three have to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in the mud while trying to free their trapped dog during visit to seaside town

  • A family of three had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in the mud 
  • While visiting Highcliffe in Dorset their dog became trapped on muddy ground  
  • As they tried to free their pet the three became stuck themselves needing help
  • Firefighters dug them out and lead them to safety using inflatable walkways
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A family of three had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in the mud while trying to free their trapped dog during a visit to a seaside town.

The man, woman and child were trapped for more than an hour in a precarious spot near the sea in Highcliffe, Dorset.

Firefighters eventually managed to dig them out of the mud and lead them to safety using inflatable walkways.

A family of three had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in the mud while trying to free their trapped dog during a visit to a seaside town. The man, woman and child were trapped for more than an hour in a precarious spot near the sea in Highcliffe, Dorset

Firefighters eventually managed to dig them out of the mud and lead them to safety using inflatable walkways. All three were taken to hospital as a precaution following the incident at Chewton Bunny nature reserve at 3.05pm yesterday

Firefighters eventually managed to dig them out of the mud and lead them to safety using inflatable walkways. All three were taken to hospital as a precaution following the incident at Chewton Bunny nature reserve at 3.05pm yesterday

All three were taken to hospital as a precaution following the incident at Chewton Bunny nature reserve at 3.05pm yesterday.

Two crews, a technical rescue team and the coastguard attended, with the rescue completed at 4.25pm.

The fire service has issued a warning to walkers to take extra care when out and about and not to walk on unstable ground.

Station Manager Steve Broad, who attended the incident, said: ‘This family had a lucky escape after their dog had become trapped in mud.

Two crews, a technical rescue team and the coastguard attended, with the rescue completed at 4.25pm

Two crews, a technical rescue team and the coastguard attended, with the rescue completed at 4.25pm

The fire service has issued a warning to walkers to take extra care when out and about and not to walk on unstable ground

The fire service has issued a warning to walkers to take extra care when out and about and not to walk on unstable ground

‘As the weather turned colder and the light was fading yesterday afternoon, they became trapped in mud in quite an exposed area near the sea.

‘During the festive period, it is great to get outdoors and spend time with loved ones, but I would urge people to consider the terrain and the weather conditions.

‘Mud can turn from a bit of fun into something more dangerous very quickly and if you become trapped the cold can set in very quickly.

‘The best way to avoid becoming trapped is to stick to footpaths and solid ground if you’re out walking and keep your dog on a lead near mud and ice.’ 

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