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Pensioner saved from mud in Swanage ignored warning signs

By adampostans  |  Posted: February 24, 2013

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An elderly man was rescued after ignoring landslip warnings in Swanage

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A man in his 80s was rescued by two off-duty coastguards after becoming stuck in mud in Swanage.

The pensioner ignored warning tape put up following a landslip.

He became trapped yesterday afternoon and was described as "very lucky" that the coastguards happened to be passing and could rescue him.

A Coastguard spokesperson said the public should heed warning signs for their own safety.

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