Dog walker rescued from mud at borough beauty spot
A woman became trapped in waist-deep mud after going to rescue her dog at a borough beauty spot.
The 54-year-old was walking her dogs at Pennington Flash at 8.30am on Monday when one of them wandered off the footpath.
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Ian Gardner, watch manager at Atherton fire station, said: "She shouted for help and there was no-one about, so she rang 999.
"We used manpower to lift her free from the mud."
The woman was not hurt but was given a precautionary check by paramedics.