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Firefighters Rescue Woman And Dog Stuck In Mud In East Boston

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Firefighters rescued a woman who became stuck in the mud Thursday while searching for sea glass near Constitution Beach in East Boston. WBZ-TV's Tiffany Chan reports.

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LISA HUGHES: A woman in East Boston is recovering from quite an adventure after getting stuck knee-deep in mud chasing her dog.

PAULA EBBEN: Rescue crews were able to get her to safety. WBZ's Tiffany Chan is live in East Boston tonight with the breaking details. Tiffany?

TIFFANY CHAN: Paula, Lisa, that woman who was rescued said she wasn't as much scared as she was embarrassed watching firefighters really struggle to get to her. Out on these muddy flats in East Boston, the rescue took about 15 to 20 minutes. And she said she's grateful firefighters came so quickly.

CAMILLE COELHO: It was kind of muddy, and I was kind of getting slowly stuck in the mud.

TIFFANY CHAN: SkyEye captured the rescue from up above as firefighters used wooden planks, a longboard, even a ladder to rescue the woman and her dog from the mud. Camille Coelho says she was collecting sea glass with her dog, Lucy, near Constitution Beach in East Boston. She thought she was taking a step onto gravel but instead got stuck knee-deep in the mud.

The more she pulled her leg, the more difficult it became to free herself. Luckily, neighbors were nearby and dialed 911, even gave firefighters a ladder to use in the rescue. Coelho says it took all of 20 minutes to get her and Lucy back on solid ground.

CAMILLE COELHO: Oh, they, um, tried wood and then they put some longboards. It was really creative. And I said, can I hop on a ladder? So they got a ladder. Kind of distributed the way a little bit better.

TIFFANY CHAN: Coelho and Lucy took a dip on Constitutional Beach to clean off all that mud. Coelho says this is her first time here along the flats in East Boston, and it will likely be her last.

Live in East Boston, I'm Tiffany Chan for WBZ News.

PAULA EBBEN: Glad they were able to help her. Tiffany, thanks.