Watch: Firefighters rescue woman stuck in waist-deep mud in East Boston

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Thursday at Constitution Beach.

When a woman became stuck in the mud in East Boston with her dog, firefighters came to the rescue, and all of it was caught on video.

In a one-minute clip from WBZ, the woman can be seen sunk into mud that appears to be waist deep, her four-legged companion standing alongside her. After pulling her from the sticky situation, firefighters can be seen guiding her across the rungs of a ladder placed on the muddy surface to help.

The incident happened on Constitution Beach around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the news station. Camille Coelho said she thought the ground was gravel, and she was hoping to reach the beach to look for sea glass.

“I have never walked these flats. I don’t plan on walking the flats again,” she told WBZ. “It looked like it was gravel, and I was trying to cut through the gravel to get to the beach. And it was not gravel.”

Someone saw her and called for help. Lucy, Coelho’s dog, meanwhile, was not stuck or injured in the incident, according to WBZ.

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