Woman stuck in mud at West Sussex beauty spot sparks large-scale rescue mission

A cyclist stuck in the mud at Pagham Nature Reserve sparked a rescue mission involving firefighters and a Coastguard helicopter yesterday evening (Sunday, May 24).

Monday, 25th May 2020, 12:30 pm
Emergency services were called to Pagham Nature Reserve after reports of an injured woman stuck in the mud

Emergency services were called to Sussex beauty spot just before 7pm after reports of an injured woman stuck in the mud, after she had fallen from her bike down the bank.

A crew from Bognor Regis Fire Station was mobilised to the scene along with an off-road vehicle, and the Heavy Rescue Tender from Chichester.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said: “Firefighters worked closely with officers from Selsey Coastguard as well as paramedics from SECAmb to rescue the woman."

The woman was transferred to the helicopter via stretcher

The woman was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester after she was pulled from the mud and given treatment and pain relief by paramedics.

A spokesperson for Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team said: "The team decided due to the location of the casualty it would be easier for the casualty to be taken to hospital by Coastguard Helicopter.

"Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 175 arrived on scene and the casualty was then transferred to the helicopter via stretcher."

The fire service confirmed crews had left the scene by 9pm.

The casualty was flown to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester by the Coastguard helicopter

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Fire crews assisted the Coastguard rescue team

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