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Emergency services called to pull casualty from ditch in Burnham

FIREFIGHTERS rescued someone stuck waist deep in mud and water in a drainage ditch in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The incident happened at Unity Farm Caravan Park, Coast Road, Burnham-on-Sea.

Firefighters from Burnham found the casualty trapped about five feet below ground level. They removed part of of hedge for access and rescued the person using a  ladder lowered down the bank.

A specialist water rescue team from Chippenham were also called to the scene in case they were needed.

An ambulance attended to check the casualty for injury.

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