Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: April 5, 2009
Sea Cadets get to see real rescue unfold during visit to rescue crews

Members of Burnham-On-Sea's Sea Cadets visited the town's Coastguard hovercraft rescue teams on Thursday (April 2nd) - and got to see a real incident unfold around them.

The eight youngsters were given a tour of the Coastguard station on Burnham seafront where they met the station's crew, who explained their role in keeping the coastline safe.

They then visited BARB, the charity that operates two rescue hovercrafts, and were given the opportunity to climb onboard the Spirit Of Lelaina and Light Of Elizabeth hovercrafts.

"As the group's visit was coming to an end, the Coastguard pagers sounded and a real incident unfolded when an elderly woman was reported to be in trouble on Burnham beach," said a Coastguard spokesman.

"The cadets watched from The Esplanade as a search of the beach was conducted in the dark, and the missing lady was eventually found in a disorientated state."

For more on the related incident, click here.


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard Web site


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