Fire crews called after Labrador gets stuck in mud at country park

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A Labrador who got adventurous while exploring a country park had a lucky escape after becoming stuck in the mud.

Three fire engines had to be sent to rescue adorable Benji when he got trapped at the Waters' Edge Country Park in Barton-Upon-Humber, Lincolnshire.

His owner was also pulled into the mud after him.

The sorry-looking dog was helped out of the sticky situation by crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and was hosed down to clean mud off him.

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Fortunately, Benji was unharmed and was able to be reunited with his worried owner, who said:

The golden Labrador was more of a chocolate colour after he was pulled from the soft mud with his legs and belly coated.

A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said:

Benji seemed to remain upbeat during his experience, only becoming downcast after he'd been hosed off by firefighters.

The Water's Edge Country Park is near the Humber Bridge and borders onto the River Humber, with the river's edge becoming muddy as the tide recedes.

It is enjoyed by people from around the area for its stunning views across the estuary.