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Second person rescued from mud

Firefighters talk to the fisherman after he was rescued from mudflats Credit: ITV Border

A second person in less than 24 hours has been rescued from mudflats at the River Nith in Dumfries.

Fisherman Bryce Sneddon was pulled to safety by firefighters this morning.

Fisherman Bryce Sneddon after being rescued Credit: ITV Border

It came less than a day since a woman and her dog had to be rescued from mud at Kingholm Quay.

She had sunk to her waist and her pet was in mud up to its neck.

The fire brigade is urging people to take care near mudflats.


Woman and dog trapped in mud

A woman and her dog have been rescued after getting trapped in mud in marshland near Dumfries.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to get pull them free after they'd become stuck at Kingholm Quay.

The woman was in mud up to her waist and the dog was up to its neck.

Fire bosses are urging members of the public to keep pets on leads when they are near water and not to try to rescue animals themeslves which may have become trapped in mud.