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PHOTOS: Firefighters rescue women from mud

Firefighters rescued two women yesterday (Saturday, February 20th), after they became stuck in mud whilst walking across a field.

The rescue operation, which was led by Hampshire Fire and Rescue, took place in Denmead in the UK. Crews from Waterlooville and Cosham stations responded to the call.

In a tweet, a spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said:

“This mud rescue is a reminder to take extra care when you’re out enjoying your daily exercise and fresh air.”

“With all the rain we’ve had recently, ground can easily become unstable and conditions can change quickly so please take care.”

Craig Sadler, watch manager at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, tweeted: “We have just rescued two lovely ladies from the mud in Denmead.”

“Please take care when walking across flooded fields. We would love to get their walking sticks back to them.” Sadler added.

Firefighters rescue women from mud

Speaking to The News, Portsmouth, “We were called at 3pm today – but the ladies had already been there for about 45 minutes.”

“One of the ladies was up to her knees in mud, so we had to act quickly. They had tried to self-rescue, bless them, so were absolutely covered in mud as well.”

After 20 minutes, firefighters managed to get the two ladies onto firmer ground, according to the publication.

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Image credit: Craig Sadler via Twitter
Farmer jailed

Meanwhile, in other news, a farmer has been jailed and fined after animal health officers found a calf “collapsed in thigh-deep mud with muddy water running out of its nostrils”.

Officers seized a further 50 cattle as they were being kept in an unsuitable environment and had an inadequate diet. Besides, they found 60 sheep being kept in such a way that they were exposed to “pain, suffering and disease”.

Herefordshire Council’s Trading Standards animal health team brought a case against Bringsty farmer, Charles Downswell Parry.

He appeared before Hereford Magistrates Court on February 11th, 2021 and was found guilty of breaching a previous 10-year disqualification order imposed on him in November 2019, six new animal welfare offences, and two animal by-products offences.

After a three-day hearing, Parry was sentenced to 32 weeks imprisonment with immediate effect. Furthermore, the judge ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122 and £5,000 towards costs.

Also, his disqualification from keeping all animals, except his dog, was increased from 10 years to a lifetime.

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