Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Mud-stuck teen rescued from Southampton river bank

A teenager had to be rescued after becoming trapped in thick mud on a river bank in Southampton.

The 18-year-old became stuck off Riverside Park, along the River Itchen, at about 22:50 BST on Monday.

Firefighters and the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) hazardous area response team used an inflatable mud mat to pull him to safety.

He was taken to hospital as he had suffered back injuries and was showing signs of hypothermia.

Image copyright SCAS Hart
Image caption Crews used an inflatable mat to pull him from the thick mud

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