A Brick Township teenager was rescued Saturday after becoming stuck in a muddy tributary of the Manasquan River while fishing.
Police officers were the first to respond to the call, which came in Saturday afternoon from the boy, who was about 14-years-old, said Kevin Batzel, director of the Brick Township Bureau of Fire Prevention.
The boy had been wearing waders he got for Christmas the day before and had decided to go fishing off Riverside Drive North, just across from Godfrey Lake in the Herbertsville section.
“He wound up in a muddy area and got stuck,” said Batzel.
Police officers first tried to use a rope to lift the teen out, but were not successful. Ultimately, firefighters from the Herbertsville Fire Company were able to extend a ladder to the boy, who then grabbed onto it and was able to free himself.
There were no injuries during the incident.