EMERGENCY crews are desperately trying to free a man ‘up to his neck’ in water amid rising tides after getting his leg stuck in rocks on a UK beach.
Crews were called to Sheringham beach in Norfolk at around 5.30pm today after the man became trapped in rocks near the shore.
Rising tides have seen the man become slowly submerged in the water, which is now said to have come up to his neck.
HM Coastguard said it is now working to free the man while ‘holding his head above the water’.
Firefighters and paramedics are also at the scene along with Coastguard and RNLI Lifeboat crews.
The man is said to have been given breathing equipment and a lifejacket as crews attempt to release his leg.
Zach Pedley from HM Coastguard said: “This is a very frightening experience for this man.
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Thankfully someone knew to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard which meant we could send the right response immediately.
“Everyone is working together at the scene to keep him calm and safe as we effect the rescue.”
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