Dog walkers rescued from being stuck in the mud off the Essex coast

Mersea Island

Mersea Island - Credit: Archant

A man, woman and dog have had a lucky escape as they were rescued from being stuck in the mudflats at East Mersea.

Thames Coastguard received a call at 3.35pm and sent Mersea Coastguards along with crews from Essex fire, police and ambulance services to the scene.

A coastguard spokesman said the pair, in their mid-20s, were airlifted to safety by a RAF search and rescue helicopter and were now being looked after by the ambulance service.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus