Teenagers stuck in the mud

TWO teenage boys were rescued after becoming stuck in the mud as the tide went out at an Essex creek this afternoon.

A number of 999 calls were made to the coastguard as people spotted the youngsters stranded with their dingy in the Walton backwaters.

At around 2pm Walton coastguard and Harwich RNLI lifeboat were tasked to rescue the pair.

A spokesman for Thames coastguard said the lifeboat was unable to reach the teenagers because of the low tide but a mud and rope team were deployed to help.

The boys were rescued and safely reunited with their parents without suffering any injuries, the spokesman said.


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He added: “The boys were both fine, just a bit muddy.”

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