Two people rescued from mud in Instow

The RAF's Chivenor-based Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter The RAF's Chivenor-based Sea King Search and Rescue helicopter

Thursday, March 13, 2014
2:42 PM

Sea King helicopter and fire crews called out to Instow at lunch time to rescue pair trapped in the mud.

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TWO people were rescued from Instow this afternoon (Thursday) after becoming stuck in the mud up to their waistlines.

Fire crews from Bideford, a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple and Chivenor Sea King helicopter were scrambled to the scene at around 12.15pm.

A man and woman were stuck in the mud and crews used mud mats, dry suits, buoyancy aids, throw lines and a hose reel jet to release them.

Both people escaped from the mud uninjured.

Did you witness the rescue? Send your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk.

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