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Woman Clamming Gets Stuck in Mud in Wells
01/22/2013 10:44 AM ET  

Firefighters were able to rescue the 60-year-old woman, who got stuck waist deep in the mud on Monday.

WELLS, Maine (AP) _ Firefighters had to rescue a 60-year-old woman who became stuck waist deep in the mud while digging for clams in Wells.

Capt. Jeff Cullen says firefighters responded to the mud flats off Drake's Island just after noon on Monday, and about a half hour before low tide.

The firefighters were able to walk out to her and use a 20-foot roof ladder to help get her to safety.

The woman's name was not released, but Cullen says she was a visitor to the area.

He tells The Portland Press Herald she was checked out by rescue workers but did not require medical attention.


 

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