Kent

Sandwich security guard rescued from mud

A security guard who went missing for two hours while out on patrol was eventually found stuck fast in mud on the banks of the River Stour in Kent.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service, two lifeboats, the Coastguard and paramedics were sent to the scene in Sandwich at about 21:45 GMT on Sunday.

Rescuers said the man's life would have been in danger if it had been high tide on the River Stour at the time.

The alarm was raised when another guard heard his cries for help.

The man, who had fallen into the mud, was treated for hypothermia.

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