Firefighters find man face down in mud in River Itchen in Southampton

Daily Echo: 999 crews in race against time to save man stuck in mud as tide came in 999 crews in race against time to save man stuck in mud as tide came in

EMERGENCY services faced a race against time to free a man stuck in mud before the tide came back in.

Firefighters were called to the incident at Centurion Industrial Estate, in Bitterne Manor where the man had been discovered in mud left when the River Itchen tide had gone out.

Daily Echo:

He was found close to the quayside and was laid out on the mud which was supporting his weight, but it was a metre deep and he could not get out himself.

Other emergency workers were present from the police, coastguard and Hazardous Area Response Team.

Emergency services used a 'mud path' - an inflatable equipment to reach the man and he was assessed by ambulance staff.

They then used a rope system and a stretcher to get him out.

The man was covered in mud so was then washed off before he was taken to hospital.

Watch manager Sean Foster at St Mary's said it was understood the man had been there for several hours before he was spotted.

 

Daily Echo: Firefighters from St Mary's, Fareham, Hythe and Hightown attended along with further support vehicles at 9.50am this morning .

They freed the man in around 45 minutes.

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3:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

The Phantomerer says...

What a muddy idiot.
What a muddy idiot. The Phantomerer
  • Score: -4

3:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

A little jolly out for the hythe and Fareham boys
A little jolly out for the hythe and Fareham boys Zexagon
  • Score: -7

3:55pm Tue 1 Jul 14

BeyondImagination says...

He would probably floated off on the next tide.
He would probably floated off on the next tide. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -10

4:16pm Tue 1 Jul 14

solentsunseeker says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
He would probably floated off on the next tide.
Or drowned as the tide came in
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: He would probably floated off on the next tide.[/p][/quote]Or drowned as the tide came in solentsunseeker
  • Score: 5

4:34pm Tue 1 Jul 14

espanuel says...

Zexagon wrote:
A little jolly out for the hythe and Fareham boys
I cant understand why Hythe was called?
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: A little jolly out for the hythe and Fareham boys[/p][/quote]I cant understand why Hythe was called? espanuel
  • Score: -5

5:00pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Richard 51 says...

Well done the emergency services where would we be without them.
Well done the emergency services where would we be without them. Richard 51
  • Score: 50

5:28pm Tue 1 Jul 14

rudolph_hucker says...

How did he end up there?
Did he jump off the bridge when the tide was out?
How did he end up there? Did he jump off the bridge when the tide was out? rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -3

7:06pm Tue 1 Jul 14

melting pot says...

Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue
Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue melting pot
  • Score: -13

7:30pm Tue 1 Jul 14

NetleyNed says...

No shortage of morons on here today
No shortage of morons on here today NetleyNed
  • Score: 14

7:46pm Tue 1 Jul 14

WarwickNights says...

melting pot wrote:
Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue
He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........
[quote][p][bold]melting pot[/bold] wrote: Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue[/p][/quote]He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........ WarwickNights
  • Score: 20

7:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

melting pot says...

melting pot wrote:
Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue
He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........

Bit of an assumption that he works and actually pays tax WarwickNights
melting pot wrote: Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........ Bit of an assumption that he works and actually pays tax WarwickNights melting pot
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bigfella777 says...

Why is this hippy commune allowed at northam bridge anyway? Their boats are an eyesore, do they pay council tax?
Why is this hippy commune allowed at northam bridge anyway? Their boats are an eyesore, do they pay council tax? bigfella777
  • Score: -13

8:32pm Tue 1 Jul 14

WarwickNights says...

melting pot wrote:
melting pot wrote:
Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue
He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........

Bit of an assumption that he works and actually pays tax WarwickNights
Are the bottles of booze that "layabouts" buy not taxed?
[quote][p][bold]melting pot[/bold] wrote: melting pot wrote: Shame he cant be billed for the cost of the rescue He has been- its called tax. We all pay into it so that when emergencies happen, we have people who can help us........ Bit of an assumption that he works and actually pays tax WarwickNights[/p][/quote]Are the bottles of booze that "layabouts" buy not taxed? WarwickNights
  • Score: -4

2:53am Wed 2 Jul 14

mrs pepperpot says...

I bet he felt like a right stick in the mud!
I bet he felt like a right stick in the mud! mrs pepperpot
  • Score: -2

6:15am Wed 2 Jul 14

fritzer says...

Bravo Zulu Emergecy Services again.
Bravo Zulu Emergecy Services again. fritzer
  • Score: 4

8:01am Wed 2 Jul 14

Solent Soul says...

Great job for all the emergency services who were involved! It's good to see the diverse incidents that our 999 teams can respond to & safely bring to a positive conclusion; In my opinion every penny we pay towards the council tax which goes to the essential front line services is worth it! Carry on with the good work!
Great job for all the emergency services who were involved! It's good to see the diverse incidents that our 999 teams can respond to & safely bring to a positive conclusion; In my opinion every penny we pay towards the council tax which goes to the essential front line services is worth it! Carry on with the good work! Solent Soul
  • Score: 11
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