Dangers of coastal mud explained to Bridgwater
Cubs during visit
group of Bridgwater Cubs has visited Burnham's hovercraft station
to learn more about the dangers of mud along Somerset's coastline.
group listened intently as they were told how the hovercraft glides
out across mud to rescue people trapped along the coast.
with a tour of the station and the opportunity to met crewmembers,
the youngsters had the chance to dip their hands into several
deep buckets of mud collected from the beach and feel what the
material is like.
guidance from crew member Chris Gammon (pictured), they were able
to understand how dangerous the material is - and also how easy
it is to get stuck in it.
Mark Newman, BARB press officer, said: "Promoting water safety
to young people is one of our group's most important roles."
visit gave the cubs an insight into the dangers that lie along
our coastline and demonstrated once again the importance of staying
away from the mud at low tide when the material is exposed."
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