Couple get stuck in a bog in the New Forest

Couple get stuck in a bog in the New Forest

Couple get stuck in a bog in the New Forest

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A couple got stuck in a bog in the New Forest on Sunday night.

The pair, a man and woman in their 50s, are understood to have been walking in the forest when they got stuck in mud in Lyndhurst.

Fire and ambulance services as well as Solent Coastguard were called to the incident which unfolded near to Beaulieu Road Station, about half a mile from Beaulieu Road.

Fire engines from Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Eastleigh, Fareham and a water unit from Fareham attended after getting the call just after 7pm and used an inflatable pathway to reach the stranded pair.

The couple were stuck up to their shins and were released an hour and a half later.

They were treated at the scene for the effects of the cold.

The ambulance service's Hazardous Area Response Team as well as two ambulances went to the scene and used a specialist vehicle to get over the rough terrain.

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10:34am Mon 20 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

"Up to their shins" So just above the ankles then? and it took 5 fire crews, 3 ambulance crews and the coastguard to get them out?
Surely they could have made their own way out of that? Maybe they just didn't want to get muddy and it was easier to just reach into their pocket for their phone?
"Up to their shins" So just above the ankles then? and it took 5 fire crews, 3 ambulance crews and the coastguard to get them out? Surely they could have made their own way out of that? Maybe they just didn't want to get muddy and it was easier to just reach into their pocket for their phone? BarrHumbug
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11:16am Mon 20 Jan 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I always wear my waders when dogging in the forest at this time of year. You'd me mad not too.
I always wear my waders when dogging in the forest at this time of year. You'd me mad not too. Sir Beachy Head
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10:40pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

Lucky to find a bog that's not been closed down by the council!
Lucky to find a bog that's not been closed down by the council! Turtlebay
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8:55am Tue 21 Jan 14

Franks Tank says...

Q. what do Wellington boots and George Michael have in common?
A. The both get sucked off in bogs.
Q. what do Wellington boots and George Michael have in common? A. The both get sucked off in bogs. Franks Tank
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