Reports of an elderly man stuck in the mud earlier today turned into two people stuck – and their dog.

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were called in this morning (Saturday) after the alarm was raised at Mylor Bridge.

A dinghy became trapped in the mud during the lower tide in the creek and the occupants found themselves unable to go anywhere.

Porthleven Coastguard Rescue Team were also called in as back up.

Falmouth and Porthleven coastguards were called to help (Image: Falmouth Coastguard)

A spokesperson for Falmouth Coastguard said: “We were tasked this morning (June 8) to a report of an elderly male stuck in the mud in his dinghy, at Mylor Bridge.

“Porthleven Coastguard Team and full time Senior Coastal Operations Officer S11C were also tasked.

“On scene, it was discovered that there was two persons and a dog stuck, unable to return to shore.

“Given the weather and tide conditions it was decided to recover them to shore.”


Two specialist mud rescue technicians were sent across the mud and they were able to recover the stricken party to shore.

“Thanks to Porthleven for the assist,” added the Falmouth Coastguard spokesperson.

If you spot anyone in danger at the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.