Wirral Coastguard warn about the dangers of mud as Coronation Street storyline grips the nation

In a Coronation Street story line, Nick found himself in difficulty in some soft mud/sand and nearly lost his life.

The story line was guided and filmed with real coastguard services to be as realistic as possible.

Wirral Coastguard have warned that there is soft mud around the Wirral coastline and that you could find yourself in a similar situation to Nick.

Mud rescue

The coastguard warn: “If you ever do get stuck in the mud, the best thing to do is: stay calm, sit down and spread your weight to prevent any further sinking.

“If you have a phone Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

“If you don’t have a phone, shout and wave to attract attention and get others to call, discourage them from trying to rescue you as they may become stuck also.

“Coastguard Rescue Teams are specially equipped to rescue people from the mud and train for it on a regular basis.

“Don’t be a Nick!”

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