Pulled from mud in Mojacar

A similar ladder tender was used for the rescue Credit: Consorcio de Bomberos del Poniente Almeriense

At 10am on Tuesday July 9, the 112 emergency service received a call saying that it appeared that someone was in trouble in the Rio Aguas lagoon area.

Stuck in the mud

Emergency services including three tenders from the Levante Firefighters Consortium as well as Guardia Civil and an ambulance attended and discovered a young man trapped in the mud in one of the sugar cane fields.

It is not known how or why the 24-year-old got into such difficulty but the fact that he was stuck to his waist in an area that was difficult to reach didn’t help the rescuers.

Safely retrieved

The Fire Brigade had a tender with a long ladder and crane so one of the officers was winched into place above him, allowing the man to be extracted from the mud and taken to safety on the main road within the municipality of Mojacar.

Once attended to, rescuers discovered that he had been stuck since early evening on Monday July 8  and he was rushed off to the Mojacar Health Centre for examination.

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