Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Updated: April 29, 2009
Stranded fishing boat towed to safety from mud on Brean beach

A fishing boat was towed to safety after its owner got into difficulty on the mudflats on Brean beach on Wednesday evening (April 29th).

Burnham-based 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 here.

Brean beachwarden Dave Furber had raised the alarm at 6pm by contacting Coastguards after he spotted the incident unfolding.

Boat 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."

"With 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."

Mr Biggerton made a donation to BARB to cover the charity's costs of attending the incident.

BARB's Norman Templeman towed the mud-plugged boat to safety using the charity's tractor


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