Hovercraft Home Page > Burnham Hovercraft
called to Brean to help mother and daughter after asthma attack
rescue team involving Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft, the coastguard, paramedics
and an RAF helicopter were called to help a 46 year-old woman who suffered
an asthma attack while walking in treacherous mud on Brean Beach on
Wednesday, September 1st.
casualty, from Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, lost circulation in her
legs after walking waist-deep in mud 300 metres from the shoreline with
her 26 year-old daughter.
Coastguards called out Burnham-On-Sea's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft
at 14:19 hours.
The Coastguard managed to extract the casualty onto a stretcher and
then move her higher up the beach.
An RAF Sea King helicopter, which was on a training exercise in Cardiff
Bay at the time, was called to airlift the 46 year-old to Weston-super-Mare
The daughter was also brought back to the beach and checked over by
paramedics before being released.
The hovercraft was stood down approximately one mile from the incident
Also see the Official BARB Web site home page