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Man Stuck in the Mud

12th September 2009
Man Stuck in the Mud

On the far side of the Irish Sea Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the Mumbles Yacht Club in Wales. He reported seeing a man stuck in the mud approximately fifty metres off the Antelope slip in front of the Antelope public house.

Swansea Coastguard called out Coastguard rescue teams from Mumbles, Port Talbot and Burry Port.

Upon arriving on scene the Coastguards were able to extract him from his predicament and place him in a stretcher. A helicopter was requested and called in to evacuate the man from the location due to problems with the man’s existing medical conditions.

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A rescue helicopter was scrambled from Chivenor and has evacuated the man into the aircraft and taken him to Morriston Hospital, where he is receiving further medical assessments and care.

Andrew Christopher, Swansea Coastguard said:
Due to the emergency call notifying us of this man’s distress, we were able to despatch Coastguard rescue officers very quickly to this incident, who were able to help the man and give immediate care, before he was evacuated by helicopter.

We hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats
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