Emrgency crews free couple trapped in bog in New Forest

Daily Echo: Beaulieu Road in the New Forest Beaulieu Road in the New Forest

A DRAMA has unfolded in the New Forest this evening after a couple got stuck in a bog.

The pair, a man and woman in their 50s, are understood to have been walking in the forest when they got stuck in mud in Lyndhurst.

Fire and ambulance services as well as Solent Coastguard were called to the incident which unfolded near to Beaulieu Road Station, about half a mile from Beaulieu Road.

Fire engines from Lyndhurst, Beaulieu, Eastleigh, Fareham and a water unit from Fareham attended after getting the call just after 7pm and used an inflatable pathway to reach the stranded pair.

The couple were stuck up to their shins and were released an hour and a half later.

They were treated at the scene for the effects of the cold.

The ambulance service's Hazardous Area Response Team as well as two ambulances went to the scene and used a specialist vehicle to get over the rough terrain.

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10:07pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Were they sticking to the paths. I walk around there all the time, can't think where they got stuck. unless they went off piste.
Were they sticking to the paths. I walk around there all the time, can't think where they got stuck. unless they went off piste. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 3

10:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

7pm in the forest? Bright
7pm in the forest? Bright Zexagon
  • Score: 4

10:35pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Linesman says...

In their 50s!

A couple of old stick-in-the-muds?
In their 50s! A couple of old stick-in-the-muds? Linesman
  • Score: -2

8:39am Mon 20 Jan 14

espanuel says...

The amount of rain that Hampshire has had, you would have thought that they would have kept to the hard paths and NOT wander of the beaten track, if they did that. I'm only assuming that is what they did.
The amount of rain that Hampshire has had, you would have thought that they would have kept to the hard paths and NOT wander of the beaten track, if they did that. I'm only assuming that is what they did. espanuel
  • Score: 2

10:14am Mon 20 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

Did their carer report them missing?
Did their carer report them missing? Big Mac
  • Score: -5

10:27am Mon 20 Jan 14

Brite Spark says...

I always send my children on ahead, that way if they get stuck I know not to proceed.
I always send my children on ahead, that way if they get stuck I know not to proceed. Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

10:29am Mon 20 Jan 14

Brite Spark says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I always send my children on ahead, that way if they get stuck I know not to proceed.
Despite that, I'm always getting stuck in the bog.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I always send my children on ahead, that way if they get stuck I know not to proceed.[/p][/quote]Despite that, I'm always getting stuck in the bog. Brite Spark
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Dogging it yes they was!
Dogging it yes they was! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Mon 20 Jan 14

B. L. says...

Thankfully because somebody knew they were there, they were rescued after hour and a half. Could have been worse, they could have been stuck there fro Monday to Saturday because nobody knew they were there.
Leaving now :)
Thankfully because somebody knew they were there, they were rescued after hour and a half. Could have been worse, they could have been stuck there fro Monday to Saturday because nobody knew they were there. Leaving now :) B. L.
  • Score: 0

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