Fire crews from Newport free teenager stuck in River Medina

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Fire Crews from Newport on the Isle of Wight have rescued a 15 year old boy who was stuckin tidal mud at  the Medina Valley Centre in Newport this evening.

Two appliances and the technical rescue unit were mobilised  on Friday evening after a call to service  requesting help. The caller  advised that the teenager was stuck in the mud and unable to free himself.

Fire crews worked with officers from two of the Island Coastguard Rescue Team from Needles and Ventnor.

Paramedics from the Island ambulance service were also called to the incident just after 9.30pm this evening.

Fire fighters in mud rescue suits used an inflatable mud path to rescue the teenager who is being checked by paramedics following the sticky situation he was in.
The local teenager has been taken to St Mary’s hospital for a check up.

It is unclear how the teenager got into the situation. No other persons are understood to be involved.