January 21, 2013

Wells firefighters dig out woman stuck in mud flats

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

WELLS — Firefighters rescued a 60-year-old woman from the mud flats off Drake's Island after she sunk in up to her waist.

Firefighters were called to help the woman, who was about 20 feet from shore near the rock jetty, at 12:40 p.m. Monday, said Capt. Jeff Cullen. The firefighters were able to walk out to her and used a 20-foot roof ladder - which dispersed the weight - to help get her to safety, he said. 

The woman, who is visiting the area, was checked out by Wells rescue workers but did not require medical attention. Cullen did not release her name.

The woman was digging clams when she became stuck, he said. Low tide was at 1:09 p.m.

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