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12:04pm 21st April 2017

Two kayakers trapped in mud near Falmouth are rescued by Cornwall's emergency services.

It comes after the pair were found struggling off Church Road, in Mylor, at about 3.40pm on Thursday.

Crews from Falmouth, St Agnes and Porthoustock Coastguard teams, and SA11, were called to the scene, with St Agnes later being stood down.

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Mud Rescue Technicians with specialist equipment managed to access the duo, who were around 200m from the shore.

At this time, they were starting to suffer from the cold and rescuers got working to bring them back on land.

Fears for their position in the water and a rising tide made for an urgent rescue, but with teams managing to winch them ashore, they were successfully passed into the car of a parent.

Rescuers have now thanked local residents for allowing them to access the two people through their back garden.

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A spokesperson for Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team said: "The team was tasked to a report of two persons stuck on a kayak in the mud, Off Church Road, Mylor.

"St Agnes Coastguard Search & Rescue Team were initially tasked to assist, but Porthoustock coastguard rescue team became available, so St Agnes were stood down with thanks! S11A was also tasked to attend.

"On scene, we deployed two Mud Rescue Technicians with specialist equipment to go out to the casualties to check their welfare. They were around 200m off shore.

"Once with them it was quickly decided that they were to come ashore, as they were starting to suffer from the cold and considering the time of high water and their position in the river etc.

"We transferred the two casualties into our rescue stretchers and they were winched ashore and passed into the care of a parent.

"Once complete, we stood down and RTB. After a clean down we were ready for service by 1900".

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They added: "Many thanks to the lady and gentleman who allowed us access through their house and garden and also use of their hose! A great help to us.

"Remember, if you see someone stuck in the mud, get the experts out. Call 999 and ask for Coastguard.

"If you do get stuck yourself, don't panic. Try and spread your weight the best you can, as unnatural as it seems, try not to wriggle around as this can pull you in further".

12:04pm 21st April 2017

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