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Man rescued from mud in Lulworth Cove

Portland Coastguard is warning people to be aware of the dangers of becoming stuck in mud in the Lulworth Cove area in Dorset after a man became trapped up to his waist in mud yesterday (saturday) afternoon.

Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the scene at 3pm and the Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched. The Dorset Fire and Rescue mud team also attended the scene.

Once the man was freed, he was taken back across the bay by the inshore lifeboat to an awaiting ambulance.

"As the inshore lifeboat left Lulworth Cove to return to Weymouth they reported that a number of people were walking over exactly the same area of mud. I urge people to be very careful in the Lulworth Cove area to avoid patches of mud. Becoming stuck is a cold, wet and distressing experience. If you do become stuck, spread your weight as much as possible and try to stay as calm as possible. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

– Ros Evans, Portland Coastguard Watch Manager

Royal Cornwall Car Park closed due to mud

An entire car park has had to be closed off at the Royal Cornwall Show because of vehicles getting stuck in deep mud.

Cars and horse boxes had to be towed out of the members area by tractors on the first day of event at Wadebridge.

Today cars travelling from the West are being directed to a car park on the other side of the A39.

Yesterday the sheep section was closed when the marquee threatened to collapse in high winds and rain.1,200 animals were evacuated from the site.