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Sidcup - Girl ‘lucky to be alive’ following mud rescue

05/03/2017 18:03

Fire Chiefs are reminding people to be careful around water after firefighters rescued a girl stuck up to her waist in mud by Five Arch Bridge, Sidcup this evening.

A girl was pulled to safety by a quick thinking firefighter who was able to wade in and carry the girl to safety.  It’s believed the girl and a group of friends were by the water feeding the ducks when she walked into the water and got into difficulties.

London Fire Brigade Borough Commander, Graham Coles, said:

“This girl is extremely lucky to be alive and the incident is a poignant reminder about the dangers of playing near water.  I’d like to remind people that it’s not a good idea to go near the water’s edge especially if it is muddy and boggy. It’s easy to fall or get sucked into mud that doesn’t look deep until you start to wade into it. Crews did a fantastic job of rescuing the girl and working alongside crews from London Ambulance Service.

The Brigade was called at 1803 and the incident was over by 1912. 

Crews from Sidcup, Bexley and Lewisham fire stations attended the incident.