A WOMAN and her dog were rescued from waist-deep mud on the Isle of Wight this morning (Sunday) following a large, multi-agency response. 

Coastguard, firefighters, police and paramedics were all called to the scene near Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park.

The woman – who called 999 – and her dog were extracted from the mud by coastguard rescue teams and firefighters.

They were brought back to shore by lifeboat and taken to Bembridge Lifeboat Station, where the woman was assessed by paramedics.

Tom Kirk of HM Coastguard said: “I am pleased to say the woman and her dog are safe and well, although shaken up by their ordeal.

“The woman had mistaken muddy ground for harder rocks and quickly began to sink before calling 999.

“Eleven coastguards, 15 fire and rescue personnel, two lifeboats and two ambulances were all involved in this multi-agency response.”