£1,500 of damage to speedboat after
sea water swamps it
speedboat suffered more than £1,500 of damage on Sunday
evening (August 7th) after being swamped with sea water on Burnham
craft was battered by waves and had several holes punched in its
hull after its crew got into difficulty pulling it onto a trailer.
Police and Coastguard officers were called to the scene at 8.20pm
and the Coastguard team managed to tow the craft to the safety
of the upper slipway a few minutes later.
crew of three from Weston-super-Mare - Andrew Morris (41), Lee
Morris (15), and Tom Gibson (15) - were
all unurt, but their ego may have been bruised. "This
was the first time we'd sailed in Burnham. It's certainly the
last," said Lee.
incident occurred on Burnham Coastguard's busiest day of the year
so far. They also dealt with a yacht
aground in the River Parrett and a jet
ski adrift at Brean Down earlier in the day.
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard Web site