Published: June 11, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat called to help windsurfer in difficulty

A Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat was launched on Thursday evening (June 11th) to help a windsurfer in difficulty in Bridgwater Bay.

The surfer got into problems when the fin under his board snapped off, leaving him floundering in the channel.

A fisherman had spotted the man in trouble at 8.30pm close to the entrance of the River Brue, near Burnham Sailing Club, and alerted Coastguards, who called on the assistance of Burnham's D-Class lifeboat, Puffin.

The lifeboat crew took the man onboard and brought him back to the safety of the beach near Burnham's paddling pool, as pictured above.

A lifeboat spokesman told "The wind was freshening and the disabled craft needed assistance, which we were only too pleased to give."


Lifeboats website for Burnham-On-Sea
Coastguard website for Burnham-On-Sea


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