Woman rescued from River Hull mudbank

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Emergency services had to launch a rescue operation after a woman became stuck in a mudbank on the River Hull.

Humberside Fire Service was called to the river near Great Union Street at 1.18am on Wednesday October 21, where crews found the victim up to her waist in the mud.

The woman, in her 20s, was pulled out at 1.51am. She received treatment at the scene before being taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.

A spokesman for the fire service said she had a lucky escape. The cold mud and low temperature meant she risked hypothermia, while the next high tide – 6 metres deep – was due at 12.42pm on the same day.

The River Hull is tidal, so large mudbanks are left exposed at low tide.

It took around 25 minutes to pull the woman to safety. A river rescue was launched from Kingswood, while crews used a sled, ladder and lines to drag her out of the mud.

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Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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