A WOMAN was rescued from waist deep mud in the River Stour at Wimborne this afternoon.

Firefighters from Wimborne and Poole and a specialist water rescue team from Poole were called to the river at Cowgrove near Wimborne around 1.55pm.

The first crew on the scene threw ropes to the woman so she was secure, and water rescue technicians helped to bring the 46-year-old to safety.

The woman was not taken to hospital but was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue said the woman was quickly brought to safety following a quick response from the crews.