HM Coastguard Lytham Tasked To Rescue Woman Stuck In Mud

HM Coastguard Lytham Team joined HM Coastguard Fleetwood to a critical emergency yesterday (Wednesday 4th January) morning The Coastguard Rescue Teams were called at 11.20 a.m. to Fleetwood’s Marine Beach area in response to a 999 call from a woman stuck in mud.

Faced with a rapidly incoming tide, time was very much against the teams who attended with their rescue vehicles. As shown in the featured photographs, the mud technicians immediately conducted the rescue. They successfully evacuated the trapped woman from the beach and conducted immediate clinical assessments and care to combat the casualty’s shock and early hypothermia. The teams then continued to support the immediate response paramedic who attended whilst waiting for an ambulance. The rescued woman was then handed over care to the ambulance crew and she was taken to hospital for further evaluation.

HM Coastguard say, ‘This casualty did exactly the right thing when she realised she was in trouble and dialed 999 and asked for help. Within 15 minutes of the evacuation the area where she was stuck was under water. The recent storms have washed a lot of mixed and highly saturated sand and mud higher up the beach causing some very dangerous areas. Please be cautious when using the beach.’

Lytham St. Anne’s News expresses sincere gratitude to the teams for their life saving work.

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