June 18, 2019 10.21 am This story is over 29 months old

Teens rescued from mud and incoming tide in Cleethorpes

They were given a medical assessment after the rescue

Two teenagers stuck in mud up to their waist were rescued from the incoming tide in Cleethorpes

The volunteer RNLI crew of Cleethorpes Lifeboat were called out by UK Coastguard to Wonderland in Cleethorpes at 3.50pm on Monday, June 17.

Two teenagers were rescued from the mud and incoming tide in Cleethorpes. Photo: RNLI/Steve Austin

The water had just reached the man and woman, both aged 18, when the lifeboat crew arrived. They were stuck in mud up to their waist.

Mud specialists from the Coastguard Rescue Team at Cleethorpes also assisted with the rescue and together they dug them out by hand.

Photo: RNLI

The man and woman were both handed over to the Coastguard team for medical assessment and returned home safe and well.

Photo: RNLI

Helmsman Shaun Sonley said: “The tide was rising fast around them. By high tide there will be several metres of water in that location.

“This was a swift and professional operation by the two teams working closely together. Both were well stuck and there is no way they could have escaped unassisted.”

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