Police, firefighters rescue teen angler stuck in mud

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    First responders rescued a teenager who became stuck in mud while fishing in a Manasquan River tributary yesterday afternoon, police say.

    The teenager was wading out to fish in a Manasquan River tributary near Godfrey Lake in Brick when he became stuck around 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

    “He was wading out in low tide to see if he could do some fishing. He went into an area where the mud was really thick and deep (about 100 yards in),” Brick Police Sgt. Bill Ruocco told NJ.com. “It’s not like cement, but when you get that wetness, it creates that vacuum.”

    The boy, who was wearing waders and not injured, called police after becoming stuck up to his knees and was freed about 15 minutes later by officers and firefighters, who lowered a ladder down and helped pull him to safety.

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    Brick Lt. Joe Forrester told NJ.com that it’s rare for people to become stuck at that location. 


    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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