Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

August 7, 2005
Jet ski towed to safety after breaking down at Brean Down

Two people were rescued near Brean Down on Sunday morning, August 7th, after their jet ski encountered mechanical problems and began drifting away from the shoreline.

Coastguards were called to Brean Down on Sunday August 7th, 2005A local beach warden spotted the craft in distress and alerted Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea.

Weston-super-Mare's number one lifeboat was also launched and the jet ski was towed to the safety of the River Axe at the eastern end of Brean Down.

The two men onboard the jet ski, a 35 year-old and a 25 year-old, are staying in Brean on a four week holiday and praised the swift response of the RNLI and Coastguard. They were unharmed in the incident.

A Coastguard spokesman added that the jet ski was now moored safely in the River Axe near Uphill awaiting repairs.

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