Specialist fire crews called to rescue male stuck in mud at Lympstone

Firefighters from Exmouth and Newton Abbot had to use specialist kit to rescue a male stuck in mud at Lympstone this afternoon (Thursday, December 31).

Crews were called to the East Devon village at around 2.40pm after receiving reports of a person in difficulty.

HM Coastguard was also alerted to the incident.

A specialist rescue team from Exmouth and an environmental protection unit from Newton Abbott were needed to help free the stricken male, who was duly released from the mire.

Crews used mud rescue equipment and successfully released the male from danger…

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two fire appliances, one from Exmouth and one from Newton Abbot, along with the specialist rescue team from Exmouth and environmental protection unit from Newton Abbot were mobilised to a male stuck in mud in Lympstone.

“Crews used mud rescue equipment and successfully released the male from danger. The coastguard were also made aware of this incident.”

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