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Man stuck in mud in Faversham near Morrisons pulled to safety by Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews

26 February 2014
by Bess Browning

A man had to be rescued from Faversham creek this afternoon after falling more than 30ft at a quayside - while reportedly looking for his wallet.

The man, in his 60s, was pulled from the mud by fire crews after becoming stuck at about 3pm near the Morrisons supermarket in North Lane.

Four ambulances and two fire engines attended the scene, with paramedics seen treating the man.

Man stuck in the mud in Faversham creek. Picture Bryony Coe

Man stuck in the mud in Faversham creek. Picture: Bryony Coe

It was reported the man fell about 32ft (10 metres) and had to cling onto a ladder for safety.

Fire crews used rescue lines and mud paths to help the man to shore.

Ambulance spokesman Richard Airey said: "Paramedics were called to the scene at 3.30pm this afternoon to reports that a man was in the creek.

"He had fallen 10 metres into mud and he was holding onto a ladder on the quayside."

Fire crews help a man stuck in the mud in Faversham creek. Picture Bryony Coe

Fire crews help a man stuck in the mud in Faversham creek. Picture: Bryony Coe

Faversham resident Chris Oswald-Jones was walking past Morrisons when he saw the emergency services.

He said: "There were fire crews, two police vehicles and an ambulance when I saw it.

"I heard that a man had climbed into the creek looking for his wallet."

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