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Dog walker pulled from mud in major rescue operation in New Forest
A DOG walker sparked a major rescue operation after getting stuck in mud in the New Forest.
Police, fire crews, paramedics, the coastguard and even the Forestry Commission were all called into action to search for the woman who had called for help on her mobile phone but was unable to pinpoint her exact location.
But after being spotted by the police helicopter, firefighters were quickly on the scene and dug her free from the mud with their bare hands.
The 52-year-old woman was found about a mile from Pig Bush car park, on the Beaulieu Road between Beaulieu and Brockenhurst, where she and a friend had set off from to walk her three dogs.
She was then driven back to the car park, where an ambulance was waiting to check her over, before sharing a much-needed cup of tea with the firefighters who saved her.