April 29, 2009
fishing boat towed to safety from mud on Brean beach
fishing boat was towed to safety after its owner got into difficulty
on the mudflats on Brean beach on Wednesday evening (April 29th).
charity BARB used its tractor to pull the stranded craft from
mud and soft sand a quarter of a mile from the shoreline, as pictured
beachwarden Dave Furber had raised the alarm at 6pm by contacting
Coastguards after he spotted the incident unfolding.
owner John Biggerton, pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Unfortunately, the back of my boat trailer sank into the
mud as we were preparing to launch for a sailing trip round to
the River Brue."
the tide coming in quite quickly, we needed to get the boat and
trailer out of the mud as soon as possible, so I was grateful
for BARB's help."
Biggerton made a donation to BARB to cover the charity's costs
of attending the incident.
Norman Templeman towed the mud-plugged boat to safety using the
Hovercraft Web site