Police officer gets stuck in waist-deep mud during search

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An East Providence police officer is safe following a sticky situation Thursday afternoon.

Rhode Island State Police troopers and East Providence police were jointly searching the cove near the bike path and Sherman Street when one of the officers got stuck in mud up to his waist.

Fire crews responded to the scene to assist in the rescue, but the officer was able to free himself with the help of his fellow officers prior to their arrival.

“Apparently he might have been in some type of mud hole there, his other officers were not, so they were able to help pull him out,” said East Providence Battalion Fire Chief Robert Jobin. “A line was established to him by the police department, they assisted.”

No one was hurt during the ordeal.

“Thank God nobody was injured,” Jobin added. “The water is cold this time of year and you always have to worry about an incoming tide, but this was done quickly so we didn’t have that issue.”

Police have not said what they were searching for at the cove.

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