Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mother and daughter rescued from River Kennet bog

The Chiltern Air Support Unit were there overseeing the rescue 
and there is a link to their film of the rescue below.
A mother and daughter were rescued after getting into difficulty in a bog beside the River Kennet while walking their dog at the weekend.

They were walking near the river close to Rose Kiln Lane in Reading when the mother fell over in the mud. Her daughter went to help her and rapidly began to sink.

She was up to her chest in the mud with her mother lying next to her when the emergency services got to them after they were located by the police helicopter.

Because of the immediate danger the daughter was in a firefighter and a policeman went into the bog to rescue her at once.

The water rescue team from Caversham Road Fire Station was called in and they used an inflatable rescue sledge to rescue the mother. The mother and daughter were checked out by paramedics and then taken home.

The daughter, who did not want to be named, said, "I thought we were going to die, without the police helicopter, the police, the firefighters and medics I don't think we would have made it. We are so grateful to everyone who helped to rescue us."

View film of the rescue from the Chiltern Air Support Unit at: Dramatic film from Chiltern Air Support Unit

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