Five girls rescued after getting stuck in mud off Cramond Island

Five girls were rescued from the mud close to the southern tip of Cramond Island earlier this afternoon.

Thursday, 25th July 2019, 5:36 pm
The Coastguard and police were in attendance at Cramond Island (Photo: Matthew Holdsworth)

The Coastguard were called by a member of the public at around 2.50pm today, shortly after high tide at the beach.

All four of the girls stuck in the mud were successfully rescued, but there is no confirmation as to how old they are.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: "At around 2.50pm today HM Coastguard received a call from a member of the public to report that they and four other people were stuck in the mud off the southern tip of Cramond Island.

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"South Queesferry, Kinghorn and Fisherow Coastguard Rescue Teams, RNLI South Queensfery inshore lifeboat, three HM Coastguard Senior Coastal Operations Officers, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service were sent to the scene.

"All five people were recovered by South Queensferry lifeboat and taken to shore where they were treated for minor injuries by the ambulance."