Tyne & Wear

Stuck-in-the-mud tourist rescued on Holy Island

A "disorientated" holidaymaker has been rescued after getting stuck in mud on Holy Island in the middle of the night.

Humber Coastguard received a call from a member of the public who could hear shouts coming from the Northumberland island just after 0400 BST on Saturday.

Volunteers found a man in his 20s, believed to be from Hartlepool, Teesside, who had been stuck for more than four hours.

He managed to pull himself free before being rescued but was alone and cold.

Humber Coastguard Watch Manager Bev Allen said: "Tidal mud can be treacherous as this young man found out.

"Stick to paths and be aware of the tides, and please be particularly careful if you've been drinking as it can reduce your ability to make rational decisions."

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