Atherton fire crew rescue 12 year-old from Westhoughton mud
10:01am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in NW
FIREMEN from Atherton helped rescue a 12 year-old boy who had become stuck up to his waist in mud.
They were called to Metal Box Way, at 2.30pm yesterday and used ropes to pull the boy to safety after he had been stuck in the mud for about 30 minutes.
Atherton Watch manager Simon Wood said: “The message to kids is don’t mess around near mud and water — there are all sorts of dangers.” including injury and diseases, so if you want to go swimming please go to the swimming baths.”
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