Hiker is rescued from mud menace

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Firefighters rescued a woman who became stuck in mud while out walking around Carr Mill Dam.

Crews were called to a section of the dam near Garswood Old Road shortly before 3pm on Sunday (January 18).

Watch manager Mike Foster, of St Helens Community Fire Station, said: “Firefighters first conducted a search to locate the woman. The woman was trapped up to her knees in mud but she did not appear to be injured.

“Firefighters wearing water rescue equipment used a short extension ladder and salvage sheets to rescue the woman and bring her to safety.”

The woman was released from the mud shortly after 3.30pm. Firefighters from St Helens and the force’s search and rescue team attended the call-out.

Mr Foster added: “We advise people to take care when out walking and avoid areas where there is mud as people can get stuck very easily.”

Meanwhile, a walker became trapped in mud over the weekend while out walking between Leigh and Haydockand had to be rescued by firefighters.

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