Women rescued from waist-deep mud near Herne Bay

Women and dog stuck in the muc Image copyright Maritime and Coastguards Agency
Image caption Two women and a dog became stuck in the mud an hour-and-a-half after the first woman had been rescued

Three women and a dog have been rescued after becoming trapped waist-deep in a mud slide on the Kent coast in two separate incidents.

The first woman to be rescued had been walking from her home town of Herne Bay to Reculver on Sunday morning.

A fellow walker and two dogs had managed to free themselves from the mud.

About 90 minutes later, two women and a dog were rescued from the same place. None of them were injured.

The RNLI lifeboat was used to take a Kent Fire and Rescue Service crew to the scene who used mud mats to rescue the first woman who became trapped.

'Avoid moving'

She was taken ashore by the lifeboat.

The fire service and Thames Coastguard rescued the two women and the German shepherd dog from the thick mud.

An ambulance crew were on the scene. but none of those rescued needed hospital treatment.

The coastguards advised those who became stuck in mud to call 999 immediately and try to spread their weight and avoid moving while help arrives.

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Media captionJulie-Anne White was trapped near Herne Bay

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