Yachtsman rescued from waist-deep mud at Queenborough

A 74-year-old sailor was pulled from waist-deep mud in a dramatic late-night rescue yesterday. After his yacht had gone aground, the man had left his boat to set his anchor when the vessel started listing and he was unable to climb back on-board. The Kent Fire and Rescue crew and the RNLI hovercraft from Southend were called to the incident, which happened around 500 metres from Queenborough Harbour. A SECAmb HART paramedic used inflatable mud paths to reach him in a rescue operation that took more than four hours. Photos and more at Kent Online.

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