Fire crews dug for hours to free a woman from mud

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The mud flats surrounding a Kamloops lake in the B.C. Interior devoured a woman’s pants and would have swallowed her too without help from firefighters.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The mud flats surrounding a Kamloops lake in the B.C. Interior devoured a woman’s pants and would have swallowed her too without help from firefighters.

The woman was in a group of people on all terrain vehicles out near the lake on Saturday when several of the ATVs became stuck.

Kamloops Fire Chief Duncan Harvey says the woman was buried up to her waist and her friends tried for an hour to free her before calling for help.

Harvey says the mud sucked the pants right from the woman’s body.

Firefighters spent two hours digging her out by hand.

Once she was freed, the woman needed treatment for hypothermia.

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