Portsmouth and Hayling Island Coastguard called to rescue man stuck in mudflats

PORTSMOUTH and Hayling Island Coastguard were called out this afternoon (January 9) to rescue a male casualty who had become trapped in the mud at Prinsted near Emsworth.

By Neil Fatkin
Saturday, 9th January 2021, 5:44 pm

Rescue teams were deployed at 3.15pm this afternoon after reports of a man being stuck in the mudflats at low tide.

The teams carried out a ‘removal rescue’ to recover the casualty from the mud before water levels started to rise. It is not known how the man became stuck and he did not require medical treatment.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: ‘People should be very careful and know the tide times. The mud might look solid but it is not going to be and when people stand on it they can become stuck.’

The Coastguard were called to rescue a man who had become stuck in mudflats near Emsworth.

The rescue ended at 4.15pm.

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