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Girl saved from River Orwell mudflats

PUBLISHED: 07:42 14 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:10 03 March 2010

A NINE-year-old girl had to be rescued by the coastguard after she became trapped in mudflats on the River Orwell.

The incident happened around 2pm yesterday when the girl, believed to be from the Ipswich area, was with three friends playing with a dog on the bank opposite Levington Marina.

A NINE-year-old girl was rescued by the coastguard after she got trapped in mudflats on the river Orwell. The incident happened around 2pm yesterday. The girl, believed to be from the Ipswich area, was with three friends playing with a dog on the bank opposite Levington Marina.

She got into trouble when the children followed the dog on to the mudflats.

A passing motorist spotted the danger and phoned the fire brigade.

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