Tom Matthews, a retired farmer who has recently returned to live in Millbrook, dug in his own mooring mushroom last week but the Millbrook Mud got the better of him.

A passing stranger tried pulling him out but to no avail and eventually returned with a rope.He successfully pulled Tom out and dragged him face first over the mud to the roadside. Not very dignified but safe and sound although very muddy. Welcome to fundus farming Tom. He thought that wearing full sallopets created the problem so fellow sailors beware.

Tide Runner II safely at rest