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A woman was saved from sinking mud by Auckland police officers who crawled through the sludge to rescue her.
Police were called to reports of a disorder on Chapman Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula in West Auckland, at 9.40pm yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said on arrival police located the woman, who was distressed and had became stuck in mud.
Officers ran into the mud to rescue her but became stuck also, the spokeswoman said.
"One police officer ran in with his full vest, taser and everything. Can't imagine he'll be too happy about that. It was covered in mud by the end of it," the witness said.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to assist with the rescue.
"Once everyone was out of the mud, police took the woman to hospital to be checked over due to concerns about hypothermia," the police spokeswoman said.