Couple rescued from New Forest bog

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A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called out at 4.54pm this afternoon to Smugglers Road car park in Burley after reports that a couple were stuck in the mud after going out for walk.  

Two helicopters are in the sky this evening to help locate the stricken pensioners and help in their rescue.

A spokesman for HFRS said the pair were freed at around 6.10pm and both appeared to be unharmed.

She said: "We rescued two casualties from the bog and both are now with South Central Ambulance Service although they appear to be fit and well."

Two appliances attended from Burley and Ringwood while special equipment vehicles were also on the scene including one from Eastleigh, two from Fareham and one from Lyndhurst.

In total 25 firefighters attended the incident.

Burley resident Simon Rowley said: “They are loads of police and emergency vehicles. I have heard two people are stuck in the bog and the rescue people are going out to get them.”

He said that the car park was packed with ambulances plus fire and rescue teams from Burley, Eastleigh and Ringwood.    

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6:33pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Loveyourcity says...

The New Forest is a beautiful place to visit all year round, but surely after all this rain we must use common sense when walking through water logged ground.

On saying that I hope they are safe and well.
The New Forest is a beautiful place to visit all year round, but surely after all this rain we must use common sense when walking through water logged ground. On saying that I hope they are safe and well. Loveyourcity
  • Score: 12

7:15pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Linesman says...

"A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest."

I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there.

Is this another couple?
"A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest." I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there. Is this another couple? Linesman
  • Score: 16

7:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

eurogordi says...

I thought all the public toilets had been closed down. Oh right ... it's a different type of bog being referred to! Glad the couple are okay.
I thought all the public toilets had been closed down. Oh right ... it's a different type of bog being referred to! Glad the couple are okay. eurogordi
  • Score: -4

7:26pm Thu 20 Feb 14

summercat says...

Linesman wrote:
"A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest."

I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there.

Is this another couple?
Brilliant. I only wish I'd said it first.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: "A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest." I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there. Is this another couple?[/p][/quote]Brilliant. I only wish I'd said it first. summercat
  • Score: 7

7:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Loveyourcity says...

This story has been changed and is confusing.

The headline says rescue underway, yet the article says A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest.

Let's just hope they have been rescued and are safe.
This story has been changed and is confusing. The headline says rescue underway, yet the article says A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest. Let's just hope they have been rescued and are safe. Loveyourcity
  • Score: 4

7:35pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Frank28 says...

Do not walk across bogs - they're as dangerous as quicksand.
Do not walk across bogs - they're as dangerous as quicksand. Frank28
  • Score: 7

8:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Turtlebay says...

Interesting differences to the same story in the Bournemouth Echo,
http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/11
026590.Two_people_re
leased_from_mud_at_B
urley/
Interesting differences to the same story in the Bournemouth Echo, http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/11 026590.Two_people_re leased_from_mud_at_B urley/ Turtlebay
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Thu 20 Feb 14

SOULJACKER says...

Bless them,
It just makes me chuckle to think of two old folks stuck in an old toilet, did they have the vibrators with them?
Bless them, It just makes me chuckle to think of two old folks stuck in an old toilet, did they have the vibrators with them? SOULJACKER
  • Score: 1

10:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Rocket 1 says...

They were invited to go "DOGGING" but they misheard and Googled "BOGGING"
They were invited to go "DOGGING" but they misheard and Googled "BOGGING" Rocket 1
  • Score: 3

10:44pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Linesman says...

summercat wrote:
Linesman wrote:
"A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest."

I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there.

Is this another couple?
Brilliant. I only wish I'd said it first.
For me, it was just Bog standard!
[quote][p][bold]summercat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: "A pair of elderly people have been rescued from a bog in the New Forest." I seem to recall a story of two old ladies who were stuck in the bog from Monday 'til Saturday, and nobody knew they were there. Is this another couple?[/p][/quote]Brilliant. I only wish I'd said it first.[/p][/quote]For me, it was just Bog standard! Linesman
  • Score: 1

5:25am Fri 21 Feb 14

issacchunt says...

25 firefighters? Did they cut the roof off of the couples car?
25 firefighters? Did they cut the roof off of the couples car? issacchunt
  • Score: 2

6:24am Fri 21 Feb 14

skeptik says...

Many moons ago when the military could use the New Forest for map reading exercises. Taken out in a covered wagon in the dark and dumped off with map and compass plus usual marching order. Took my bearings and set off found a road and with a helpful motorist who named the road for me. Now I had a location I chose a route cross country to the final destination - I hit one of these boggy areas - a quick backtrack along the backbearing.
Many moons ago when the military could use the New Forest for map reading exercises. Taken out in a covered wagon in the dark and dumped off with map and compass plus usual marching order. Took my bearings and set off found a road and with a helpful motorist who named the road for me. Now I had a location I chose a route cross country to the final destination - I hit one of these boggy areas - a quick backtrack along the backbearing. skeptik
  • Score: 2

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