Dorset coast walkers warned after spate of people trapped in Purbeck mud
Walkers in Dorset are being warned to take extra care along the coastline after people became stuck in the mud in three different places over the weekend.
Portland Coastguard were called to three incidents in the Purbeck area, and are appealing people be take care and keep safe along the Dorset coast.
A man became stuck in the mud in Swanage around Friday lunchtime near the Pines Hotel, with coastguard and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service co-ordinating the rescue.
Two people were stuck in mud up to their waists on Saturday on the east side of Lulworth Cove.
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The Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team responded to the incident but the couple managed to free themselves.
Again on Sunday a man was able to free himself after becoming stuck in the mud at Chapmans Pool.
Portland Coastguard are urging people to ensure they take note of any warning signs and not take any risks.
"If you do find yourself stuck in mud, try to spread your weight as much as possible, avoid moving and stay as calm as you can" said a Coastguard spokesperson.
"Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Discourage others from attempting to rescue you, as without the proper equipment they could become stuck too."