Rescuers show off their dirty tricks in mud training

Coastguard staff practiced their life-saving skills during a recent training exercise, on the mud off the end of Lytham jetty.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 10:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:28 am
Coastguard staff at Lytham carrying out mud training recently

Should anybody get stuck in mud, rescuers wearing specialist equipment use a tube to pump water into the mud below their feet.

After freeing their casualty, they pull them to shore on a mud sledge.

Fleetwood’s Coastguard team also carried out drills recently, but in the River Wyre.