Elderly man rescued after being stuck in mud ignored warning signs

AN elderly man in his 80s had a lucky escape after he was stuck in the mud having tried to walk past a landslip at Swanage on Saturday afternoon.

By pure chance, two off-duty members of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team happened to be in the area at the time.

They managed to rescue the pensioner from Middlesex who was none the worse for his ordeal.

A coastguard spokesman said the man was very embarrassed.

He added: "It could have been a lot more serious."

He said about six people have been stuck in mud after ignoring landslip warning signs and taped off areas along the Dorset coast in recent weeks.

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12:59pm Sun 24 Feb 13

djd says...

Why do people still ignore the warning signs??
They put other people's lives at risk when they have to be rescued.
This man was fortunate the right people were nearby, others might not be so lucky.
Why do people still ignore the warning signs?? They put other people's lives at risk when they have to be rescued. This man was fortunate the right people were nearby, others might not be so lucky. djd
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1:06pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Merleyman says...

But you must know that warning signs only apply to other people, never oneself!
But you must know that warning signs only apply to other people, never oneself! Merleyman
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1:54pm Sun 24 Feb 13

joncon says...

I recall being in Poole Library early in the 1980's one day when a couple of areas were taped off for building work with signs saying keep out. And lots of people were in these sections browsing the shelves. Pointless, really, since they clearly couldnt read properly
I recall being in Poole Library early in the 1980's one day when a couple of areas were taped off for building work with signs saying keep out. And lots of people were in these sections browsing the shelves. Pointless, really, since they clearly couldnt read properly joncon
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3:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Isosceles says...

Perhaps he had a vision and so thought that he could walk on water as well?
Perhaps he had a vision and so thought that he could walk on water as well? Isosceles
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4:02pm Sun 24 Feb 13

rich53 says...

Someone should work out how much it would of cost to rescue him, and then send him a bill.
Someone should work out how much it would of cost to rescue him, and then send him a bill. rich53
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4:35pm Sun 24 Feb 13

l'anglais says...

No fool like an old fool
No fool like an old fool l'anglais
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6:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13

ts12345 says...

What a bell end!
Putting the rescue guy lifes in danger too.
Think the council needs to get some diggers down there and remove the piles of earth before the summer.
What a bell end! Putting the rescue guy lifes in danger too. Think the council needs to get some diggers down there and remove the piles of earth before the summer. ts12345
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10:13pm Sun 24 Feb 13

OKANAGAN 1 says...

Signs are there for a reason, Please don't ignore them.
Signs are there for a reason, Please don't ignore them. OKANAGAN 1
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1:00am Mon 25 Feb 13

guisselle says...

Merleyman wrote:
But you must know that warning signs only apply to other people, never oneself!
Red sky in the morning shepherds take
warning!
[quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: But you must know that warning signs only apply to other people, never oneself![/p][/quote]Red sky in the morning shepherds take warning! guisselle
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2:21am Mon 25 Feb 13

billd766 says...

Send him and every other stupid prson a bill for at least £1,000 for the rescue services and then give the money TO the rescue services.
The problem is that there is no medical cure for stupidity and it seems to affect a small amount of the population at large, age is no barrier.
Send him and every other stupid prson a bill for at least £1,000 for the rescue services and then give the money TO the rescue services. The problem is that there is no medical cure for stupidity and it seems to affect a small amount of the population at large, age is no barrier. billd766
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