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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:06 am    Post subject: Quicksand in the new Zoom Reply with quote

Quicksand rescue at statue beach Nov 3 2005




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A BAIT-DIGGER spent an hour stuck waist-deep in mud amid a hundred life-size statues on a Merseyside beach before he was spotted.

Coastguards last night warned beachgoers of the dangers of mud in the area around the Antony Gormley Another Place sculpture, on Crosby beach, which can have a "quicksand effect".

The 44-year-old man was rescued half an hour before sunset yesterday afternoon after he was spotted by a passer-by in a wheelchair.

Coastguards said he would have been in "severe danger" after dark, as he may not have been seen.

Watch officer Ian Jackson said: "It was just before sundown. If the man in the wheelchair had not spotted him, it may have been too late. In another 25 minutes, it would have been too dark.

"The tide was out, otherwise this could have been a very dangerous situation indeed. These patches of mud are not easy to spot, but people need to be aware that they are there and it is very easy to get stuck."


The man, from Litherland, was picking bait about half a mile out from Crosby Swimming Baths.


It is not known how he became trapped.


Two members of the coastguard arrived to help him and they requested assistance from the Merseyside Police's quad bike team, Mersey Regional Ambulance Service and the coastguard's hovercraft.


Mr Jackson said: "They found he was stuck fast in the mud, but managed to pull him out.


"He was very cold and shocked and embarrassed."


The coastguard is an emergency service and can be alerted on 999.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:29 am    Post subject: Zoom Reply with quote

Thank goodness he was rescued! Thanks for putting this up kwiksand1!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:36 am    Post subject: Zoom Reply with quote

The poor guy almost became the very thing he was trying to dig up. Good thing somebody found him. The didn't say if the tide would have drowned him or not.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Peat bog rescue Zoom Reply with quote

In Derbyshire, England last week a woman got trapped waist deep in a peat bog whilst walking her two Rottweilers on the moors. Those who came to her rescue were kept away by the two dogs until a countryside ranger fed them biscuits. The woman was unharmed but cold.
(Well trained dogs? They kept the party poopers at bay for a while!)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:08 am    Post subject: Re: Peat bog rescue Zoom Reply with quote

andy5880 wrote:
In Derbyshire, England last week a woman got trapped waist deep in a peat bog whilst walking her two Rottweilers on the moors. Those who came to her rescue were kept away by the two dogs until a countryside ranger fed them biscuits. The woman was unharmed but cold.
(Well trained dogs? They kept the party poopers at bay for a while!)


GOOD doggies! Cool Keep all those nasty rescuers away while Mistress has a good sink!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Peat bog rescue Zoom Reply with quote

andy5880 wrote:
In Derbyshire, England last week a woman got trapped waist deep in a peat bog whilst walking her two Rottweilers on the moors. Those who came to her rescue were kept away by the two dogs until a countryside ranger fed them biscuits. The woman was unharmed but cold.
(Well trained dogs? They kept the party poopers at bay for a while!)


Great! I think those Rottweilers are strong enough to pull the woman out, and they could do it before she ended up so deep in the bog. Why do people keep so big and potentially dangerous dogs if they are so stupid? Fed by biscuits Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject: Zoom Reply with quote

It is not known how he became trapped.

Oh, I think we all know exactly how he got stuck. Wink

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