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Mum's call for warning signs after beach drama

22nd March 2011 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander.

A mum has called for more warning signs after speaking about the rescue of her ten-year-old son out of waist-deep mud on a Dorset beach.

Amanda Currie and her family were visiting Charmouth Beach to look for fossils when her son, Callum, became stuck in mud that had been caused by a landslide, the Dorset Echo reports.

Coastguards worked for an hour to free the youngster using specialist mud equipment. He was fine, if a little cold and shaken.

Mrs Currie told the newspaper a woman alerted her that her son was stuck.

"The woman told me 'your son is up to his waist in mud' and I went running back," she said.

"My worst fear was that he was going to sink further."

Although warning signs were put up at the beach last April warning about the danger of mudflows, Mrs Currie said they were not enough.

"There aren't enough warning signs for people," she told the newspaper.

"There were two signs missing that had been there before. I asked the coastguard why there isn't a sign at the beginning of the beach warning people about thick mud."

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