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Police, firefighters rescue 2 children stuck on muddy Delta beach

2 kids rescued on beach

A group of students are being praised by the Delta police chief after they called 911 after noticing two children stuck in the mud on a beach as the tide was coming in.

"It took the efforts of two firefighters and three police officers to rescue the two children, a boy and a girl around eight years old," said Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord.

CTV Vancouver reports the kids had been exploring the beach at Fred Gingell Park on Saturday at low tide.

The kids got about 150 metres from shore when they got stuck: the girl up to her waist, and the boy up to his knees.

At around 5 p.m., a group of young people onshore noticed the pair had gotten into trouble and realized the situation was serious.

"They called 911, a very heads-up move," Dubord said.

First responders found the girl very cold when they got out to the beach and she couldn't move her legs or get herself out of the mud,

The two firefighters held her up to prevent her from sinking any further, while the police officers dug her out.

The children were carried to a waiting ambulance, where paramedics checked them before releasing them. Neither child was injured.

"We do see people get stuck in the mud," Dubord said. "But typically not this bad where people need to be pulled out."

- With files from CTV News Vancouver



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