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Two pulled from mud during strong winds off Keyhaven



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TWO people were rescued from mud during strong winds off Keyhaven on Monday evening.

A Lymington RNLI crew had just arrived for a training session when they received the call.

A flare was used to find the first casualty, at the western approach of Hawker's Lake.

The Lymington RNLI crew at the scene
The Lymington RNLI crew at the scene

The lifeboat then headed to the quay area where the crew found the second casualty who was cold and sheltering from the wind in a dinghy after being immersed in the water, a spokeperson for Lymington RNLI said.

Mud rescue teams from Lymington and Hillhead were sent to both casualties, after which they were put into the care of the ambulance service.

A spokesperson from South Central Ambulance Service said: "One of them was a little bit hypothermic but both were able to be warmed up in the ambulance. Neither had any other injuries."

Lymington RNLI helm Phil Baker said: “It was great to see all the rescue agencies work together so well.

"It is also really important to ensure you have a means to call the coastguard if you are in difficulty. The water temperature is also really cold at this time of year and its important to ensure you have appropriate clothing."



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