Police, ambulance and the fire service worked together to rescue the woman at Bideford Quay in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, November 19).

Emergency services came to the rescue of a woman who got stuck in mud at Bideford Quay this morning (Sunday, November 11).

Fire appliances from Bideford along with a special rescue team from Barnstaple, attended at around 2.14am following a request from South Western Ambulance Service.

It had been reported that a female had become stuck in the mud.

According to the fire service, Police informed the crews that the woman’s head was being held above the water by someone on a boat.

Shortly after the fire crews arrived they came up with a plan to rescue the woman together with police and paramedics.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Bideford crews were working to access the casualty using dry suits, a ladder and water safety equipment, together with lighting, while our special rescue team set up their equipment.”

By just after 3am the woman had been rescued and left in the care of the paramedics.

The spokesman added: “By 2.48am access had been made to the casualty and she was subsequently rescued by 2.59am, where crews then slowly made their way from the mud mats back to the quayside.”