sign warns of strong tidal currents on
new warning sign has been installed on Burnham's jetty alerting
visitors to the strong tidal currents in the area after two people
were almost swept away by the fast flowing water last month.
new sign (pictured) follows an incident in July when a lifeguard
and eight-year-old boy were pulled under by the incoming tide
at the end of the jetty.
Young holidaymaker Neil Carruthers had been washing mud from his
legs when he slipped off the edge and got into difficulties.
Burnham lifeguard who went to his rescue then also began to get
fatigued in the fast-flowing water. As
the pair were being pulled under, a second lifeguard raised the
alarm and Burnham's hovercraft which was close by on training
- flew to their aid.
bosses at Sedgemoor District Council hope the new sign will help
to raise awareness of the risks and prevent similar incidents
Hovercraft rescues lifeguard and