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Man Rescued from Mud in Belfast Lough

13th July 2021
Mud Rescue in Belfast Lough
Mud Rescue in Belfast Lough

Several rescue teams went to the aid of a man trapped in mud near Holywood on the south coast of Belfast Lough this morning. (13th July).

The tide was flooding, and Mud Rescue Technicians worked rapidly to free the man, who was by then up to his waist in water. Once free from the mud, he was evacuated from the water by stretcher, in a hypothermic state.

Mud Technicians from Bangor and Portaferry Coastguard Rescue Teams attended as well as Lagan Search and Rescue from Belfast Harbour Marina, and the Police and Ambulance Services. The man, who was in his late 70s, was treated until the arrival of the Ambulance and then taken to hospital.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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