Man rescued from Thames mud in Poplar

Lifeboat crews joined firefighters in Poplar this morning to rescue a man stuck in mud.

Lifeboat crews joined firefighters in Poplar this morning to rescue a man stuck in mud.

The man, aged 42, was pulled from river mud below the Lower Lea Crossing just after 9.15am after an operation involving 25 firefighters and the crews of a fire and lifeboat.

They used inflatable pathways designed for specialist mud and water rescues.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said the 42-year-old was taken as a priority to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.

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