Boy, 11, rescued from waist-high mud 30ft off Hayling Island coast

He became stuck in waist-deep mud 30ft off the coast of Hayling Island. Credit: Pixio (labelled for reuse)
He became stuck in waist-deep mud 30ft off the coast of Hayling Island. Credit: Pixio (labelled for reuse)
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AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy was rescued after becoming stuck up to his waist in mud – 30ft off the coast of Hayling Island.

Fire crews from Cosham, Fareham and Hayling Island were called to the free the youngster by the coastguard at 6.04pm.

He was safely pulled out by crews, who put up a mud path to reach him, before being treated by paramedics at 6.52pm.