A LARGE emergency service presence was in a small Worcestershire village after a woman was found stuck in mud.

The woman in her 30s was stuck knee-deep in mud in Lower Ham, near Kempsey, today (Thursday) after she slipped off a path by the River Severn.

She was trapped in water and mud and it took a firefighter 45 minutes to rescue her.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance said: "We were called to reports of a woman who had slipped off a path by a river into water and mud up to her thighs. 

"Firefighter managed to rescue her after about 45 minutes, and she was then assessed by ambulance staff. 

"She had suffered no injuries and was taken home by the ambulance crew as a precaution."

West Mercia Police, two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue crews and a boat rescue team were also on the scene.

A Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – one each from Worcester and Pershore Fire Stations – plus boat crews from Worcester and Evesham were called at 11.07pm on February 1 to a rescue in Lower Ham, Kempsey.

"A female casualty in her 30s, who was stuck in mud up to her knees, was handed over to the care of the ambulance service.

"Police were also in attendance.

"The incident was marked as pending closure at 1.02pm."