Woman and dogs rescued from Barnstaple riverbank


- Credit: Archant

The lady became stuck in the mud after trying to rescue her dogs at Rock Park this morning (Tues).

FIRE crews were scrambled to rescue a woman and her dog who were stuck in the mud on the bank of the River Taw.

The lady had entered the water at Rock Park, Barnstaple this morning (Tues) just after 11am in an attempt to rescue her dog.

But she too became stuck and a fire crew from Barnstaple and specialist rescue team were called to attend the scene.

When they arrived, they found the woman and two dogs had become stuck.

They used water rescue equipment, lines and a short extension ladder to bring all three back to dry land safely.

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