Woman rescued from waist-deep mud in River Stour at Wimborne

Woman rescued from waist-deep mud in River Stour at Wimborne

Woman rescued from waist-deep mud in River Stour at Wimborne

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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. 

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3:24pm Sat 12 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Ever get that sinking feeling when you read about someone being stuck in the mud?
Ever get that sinking feeling when you read about someone being stuck in the mud? hooplaa
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7:24pm Sat 12 Apr 14

KLH says...

Growing up in a village with rivers, it was drummed into me about going near the water, and the mud. Must have been very frightening - mud is often very deep around rivers. Deeper than the water is in some places.
Growing up in a village with rivers, it was drummed into me about going near the water, and the mud. Must have been very frightening - mud is often very deep around rivers. Deeper than the water is in some places. KLH
  • Score: 5

7:34am Sun 13 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

KLH wrote:
Growing up in a village with rivers, it was drummed into me about going near the water, and the mud. Must have been very frightening - mud is often very deep around rivers. Deeper than the water is in some places.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. .........
[quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: Growing up in a village with rivers, it was drummed into me about going near the water, and the mud. Must have been very frightening - mud is often very deep around rivers. Deeper than the water is in some places.[/p][/quote]Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. ......... Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: -1

7:40am Sun 13 Apr 14

AdelaidePete says...

Where is the rest of the story? Why did a middle aged woman walk into the river in the first place? (I'd have thought April would be a little too cold for paddling!)
Where is the rest of the story? Why did a middle aged woman walk into the river in the first place? (I'd have thought April would be a little too cold for paddling!) AdelaidePete
  • Score: 3

8:52am Sun 13 Apr 14

Phixer says...

"...and water rescue technicians helped to bring the 46-year-old to safety."

That's nearly as good as Echo cubs calling themselves 'journalists'.
"...and water rescue technicians helped to bring the 46-year-old to safety." That's nearly as good as Echo cubs calling themselves 'journalists'. Phixer
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