A DOG has been rescued after becoming stuck in mud on a section of the River Itchen in Southampton

Emergency services were called to St Denys slipway just after 4pm on Wednesday.

HM Coastguard said it received a report that a dog was stuck in the mud and that someone was going in to attempt to rescue it. 

Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team, Hamble Independent Lifeboat and Hampshire police attended. 

By the time they arrived a man and the dog had rescued themselves. 

The pair were safely brought to shore. 

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "If your dog is in difficulties around the coast please don’t attempt to rescue it and risk putting yourself in difficulties too."

Hamble Lifeboat added: "Hamble Lifeboat responded to the page from Solent Coastguard at 1615 on 22 June.  

"The team proceeded carrying appropriate mud rescue kit but were stood down en route as the casualty self recovered.

"This was incident number 52 of 2022 for Hamble Lifeboat."

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