Girl rescued from quicksand on the Solway Firth

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Girl rescued from quicksand on the Solway Firth
Girl rescued from quicksand on the Solway Firth


A 10-year-old girl was rescued after being trapped up to her waist in quicksand for an hour on a beach in Scotland.

The Scotsman reports that the girl was walking with her parents on the Solway Firth beach on Monday morning when she wandered away from them and got trapped.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman told the BBC: "We sent two fire engines, a fire rescue boat and an incident support vehicle to the scene.

"We were able to rescue the girl, who is 10, using the ice paths and sand lance."

A Coastguard spokesman told the Daily Record: "Fortunately the tide was out at the time or it could have been very serious indeed. Once they got the special equipment in place they were able to extract the girl from the mud. She was taken by ambulance to Dumfries Infirmary suffering from the cold."



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