A BEACH walker had to be rescued from sinking mud after becoming stuck up to her waist in the second such incident in a matter of weeks.
The woman was freed by RNLI lifeguards and coastguards after getting into difficulty at around 2.45pm.on Sunday, November 14
It follows the incident on Saturday, October 30 when a person had to be pulled to safety with just minutes to spare” before water from the incoming tide would have engulfed her.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, Andy Jordan, is urging people to be safe when visiting the beach.
He said: “Whilst walking on the beach, try to remain within 50 metres of the seas wall, if you find yourself getting caught in the mud try not to panic – remain calm, take your time and don’t fight against the mud, this will only make the situation worse. If you can, retrace your steps – don’t carry on forwards – and if in trouble ask someone to alert the lifeguards or call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”
RNLI lifeguards say they were alerted to the incident by a member of the public and when they approached the woman she was “extremely cold” and unable to free one of her legs.
The lifeguards positioned a rescue board on the mud so that the woman could sit down, wrapped a blanket around her to keep her warm and tried to keep her calm until further help arrived.
Soon, the local coastguard and Merseyside Fire and Rescue team arrived and successfully assisted the woman out of the mud.
Andy Jordan, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor added: “Unfortunately, this is the second weekend where someone has been caught out by the mud at this area whilst walking on Crosby beach. RNLI lifeguards provide a daily safety service on Crosby every day of the year and are always more than happy to offer advice to those walking on the beach.”