Tide warning after kayaker rescued from mud

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Rescuers used mud mads to reach the kayaker (picture: HFRS)

WATERCRAFT users are being urged to check tide times before going out after a kayaker had to be rescued when her vessel was grounded on mud at Calshot Spit.

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HM Coastguard sent teams from Lymington, Southbourne and Hill Head after reports the woman was in difficulty near Calshot Activities Centre, off Calshot Road, shortly after 3pm on bank holiday Monday.

The incident was the latest in a number of call-outs to people stuck in mud to which the Hill Head team had responded in the space of a month.

Mud rescue teams from Lymington Coastguard and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service used mud mats to reach the kayaker and bring her to safety.

She was then assessed by paramedics at the scene.

A post by the Hill Head Coastguard Rescue Team on Facebook afterwards said: “Coastguard teams have been to this same location multiple times in the last month for persons becoming stuck in the mud.

“Please check tide times and plan accordingly.”

The fire service was praised on Twitter by the kayaker’s husband, who responded to a post about the efforts of crews from Hardley, Redbridge and Fareham.

“Hey, thank you all for helping rescue my wife earlier today and the subsequent hose-down,” he wrote. “Now back at home. Thanks again!”

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