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Lyme Regis: Coastguards warn of mud dangers
10:22am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Lyme Regis
COASTGUARDS have issued a warning after rescuing a teenage who was trapped in mud near Lyme Regis .
The 13-year-old was stuck at Stonebarrow Beach on Saturday afternoon after mudslides following the recent heavy rain.
He was rescued by the Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue Team, which is a specialist mud rescue team, and the coastguard helicopter also attended.
The helicopter paramedic checked the boy over before he was handed to paramedics to treat.
A coastguard spokesman said: “This incident is particularly likely at the moment.
“The recent heavy rains have made much of the cliff unstable especially between Bridport and Sidmouth, with further cliff falls and mudslides likely.
“Coastguards and local authorities have placed warning signs in many areas, and we would urge visitors to pay special attention to these. If trapped in mud, remain still and call 999.”