Man stuck in mud near Battersea Bridge on Thames bank rescued by fire brigade

10:36 13 January 2012

A man was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in mud near Battersea Bridge in south-west London this morning.

The man, in his 70s, was walking along the Thames bank when he got into difficulty.

Firefighters used an inflatable pathway and he was taken to Chelsea Pier by the fire boat.

He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Julian Spooner, fire station manager at Battersea, who was at the scene, said: I urge people to take care if they are walking along the river as there are a lot of unforeseen dangers.

Crews are well trained in water rescue and acted quickly to free him from the mud.

The brigade was called at 10.24am and the incident was over by 11.10am.

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