Teenager stuck in mud rescued from Wolverhampton farm

A teenager who was stuck up to her waist in mud at a landmark Wolverhampton farm had to be rescued by firefighters today.

The 14-year-old girl was at Northycote Farm in Bushbury when she got stuck.

She had been out with her mother and two siblings walking their dog when she got trapped in mud next to a brook that runs through the farm's surrounding woodland.

Crews from Wolverhampton Fire Station attended the scene after being called at around 1.30pm.

It is believed she had initially been trapped up to her ankles but began to sink as she tried to free herself.

Firefighters took up to 15 minutes to free the girl, using throw lines and a special type of life jacket.

She was later treated by medics as a precautionary measure.

Crew Commander Ian Hughes of Wolverhampton Fire Station, said: " It looks as if the girl was out with her family and was playing near to the stream when she got trapped.

"The girl was obviously in some distress because she was getting increasingly cold and so we used a life jacket to keep her balanced and out of the mud.

"Because of the weather we have had it made the conditions worse. Once anyone got stuck in that mud there was no chance of them getting out on their own.

"Three of us lay flat and we used a rope to free her.

"The conditions were very difficult."