Boy rescued after trapping foot in rock

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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was taken to hospital after being rescued from a beach.

The boy got his foot stuck in rocks that are part of sea defences at Medmerry mudflats, near Selsey.

With the tide rushing in, his brother raised the alarm.

Mark Bateman, crew manager for Selsey fire station, said: ‘The location was quite remote. It was treacherous ground, slippery underfoot and the rocks were wet and slippery as well.

‘If he was by himself I do not think we would have found him.’

The boy was in the area between West Sands Caravan Park and Bracklesham

Mr Bateman added: ‘He had been in the water for 20 minutes when we got there.

‘West Sands security had called us.

‘They had throw him a poncho to keep him warm.

‘The water was waist high by the time we got there. One of my crew entered the water and released one of the boy’s feet.’

Emergency services were called out at 9.40pm on Monday and were at the scene for about an hour.

The boy was suffering from mild hyperthermia. Mr Bateman urged youngsters to stick to the coastal path.