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Angler pulled from waist-deep mud in Paisley

An angler has been rescued after sinking up to his waist in mud as he attempted to escape a rising tide.

Coastguard rescue teams used specialist equipment to free the man from mud near the Inchinnan Bridge in Paisley at 1100 BST.

He had managed to make a 999 call from his mobile 20 minutes earlier.

A spokesman for Clyde Coastguard said the fisherman was "very lucky" to have been rescued so quickly as he was still sinking when rescuers arrived.

He was taken to hospital, where he was checked over for injuries.

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