Woman trapped in mud in Truro airlifted to hospital
A rescue team from Falmouth Coastguard was called to help a woman trapped in mud at Newham Quay, Truro last night.
They were joined by a rescue team from Portscatho, as well as South West Ambulance and Sea King Rescue Helicopter 193.
Upon arrival at the scene just after midnight, a sweep of the area located the woman at the edge of the riverbank towards the sewage works.
She was found with serious leg injuries.
A spokesperson for Falmouth Coastguard said paramedics worked to stabilise the casualty before she was winched from the quay and airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital.
It is thought the woman and her partner were walking back from town along the footpath to a nearby campsite, when she fell down a 15 foot drop through a wooded area, landing in the mud.
The call was made to rescue services after the casualty’s partner ran to a nearby supermarket to raise the alarm.
Paramedics assisted him back to the footpath and treated him for shock.
The team stood down and were ready for service again by 2.30am.
The current condition of the casualty is unconfirmed.