Officers stuck in mud trying to rescue woman

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.

Two police officers got covered in mud trying to save a woman in distress on Friday night. Photo ...
Two police officers got covered in mud trying to save a woman in distress on Friday night. Photo / Hayden Woodwar via NZ Herald
A wittiness told The New Zealand Herald the whole street of about 20 people gathered in the dark to watch the rescue.

"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.

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