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Rescue operation for woman sinking in mud
Updated 3:17pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
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- Woman sinking in mud in New Forest
- Emergency services have not yet located her
The woman, who is thought to be in her 30s, is now being taken back to the car park, where an ambulance is waiting.
It is understood the mud was above the woman's knees. She is said to be uninjured but is cold from the length of time she spent in the mud.
The woman has now been pulled free from the mud, around one mile away from Pigbush car park.
The firefighters had to dig her out with their bare hands to free her.
A fire crew from Beaulieu Fire Station has managed to find the woman.
A Google Streetview image of the area where the search is taking place.
Fire and Ambulance services are in the area but are powerless until the woman has been located.
It is understood the woman is not alone, but is with a friend who is not trapped.
Emergency services believe she is somewhere between Pigbush car park and the nearby railway station, as seen on the map above.
It is believed she is in the vicinity of Pigbush Carpark, on Hatchet Lane (the B3056) between Beaulieu and Lyndhurst.
However, her mobile phone signal is intermittent, so emergency services are having problems getting her exact location.
Rescuer have not yet been able to locate the woman, who called them using her mobile phone. A search helicopter is up and scouring the area.
A RESCUE operation has been launched after a woman called emergency services to say she was sinking in mud in the New Forest.