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Waist Deep In The Big Muddy

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Environment, Family, Health, Kids, Nature, Parenting, Recreation

It's been more than 10 years since five year old Lelaina Hall died after being trapped in the mud at Berrow Beach, Somerset in 2002. mudflat_danger People, especially kids, ignore the posted warnings to play in the mud. mudflat_rescue Emergency crews had already been called out several times to rescue people stuck in the mud. But like the others, this young boy ran out to enjoy the mudflats exposed during low tide at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset to the consternation of his mother. mudboy3 All of the stuck children were located and rescued that day, although one seven year old boy had to be checked out by an ambulance crew. Roger Fry, who lives in the area, was attending Weston Air Day when he snapped these photos. mudboy2 He said, "I was on the beach watching the planes when I heard this great ruckus. I looked round and saw this mother screaming at a kid." "I told you not to go down there, you're filthy" and so on. "Everyone stopped and looked around before the mother stormed off with some other children towards the car park. The muddy kid just followed on a little later." mudboy1 The unidentified young boy was berated by his mother, and was seen bursting into tears as the furious woman wagged her finger in front of his face. "Everyone stopped and looked around before the mother stormed off with some other children towards the car park. The muddy kid just followed on a little later." reported Fry.

"I want to play cricket on the green,

Ride my bike across the street,

Cut myself and see my blood,

I want to come home all covered in mud."

"I'm a Boy" -- Pete Townsend

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Fox In The Hole

by on May.28, 2012, under Animals, Nature

The building site near London's Canary Wharf was a deep muddy hole devoid of apparent life, except for the chupacabra spotted at the bottom of the pit. But the creature didn't look too ferocious as he was rescued, covered in a thick layer of dried mud. cold, and in shock.

Fortunately he was spotted by builders working at the site, who took him to South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Essex. He was warmed up, given food and water, and a cleaning.

Su Schwar who runs the hospital said, "it would certainly have had a pretty awful death if it hadn't been found, it was very cold and in shock but is fine now. We felt very sorry for him because he was completely caked and was absolutely petrified. The builders were doing some ground work on the site and there were a couple of holes left open. None of us knew how long he had been down that hole; it could have been all weekend."

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