lifeboat crew rescues teenager swept away on dinghy
A teenager was rescued by lifeboat crews in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (May 22nd) after he got swept away on an inflatable
17 year-old, from Burnham, had paddled out on his dinghy to reach
an inflatable but when his oar snapped in half, he struggled against
the receding tide.
jetty supervisor spotted the teenager and raised the alarm by
alerting Coastguards who in turn called out Burnham's lifeboats
crew of the D-class Puffin lifeboat quickly reached the boy, who
had managed to beach his dinghy near Burnham lighthouse, and they
brought him back to the safety of Burnham beach, as pictured here.
Coastguard Officer Robin Hewlett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
gave him some advice about sea safety when he got off the lifeboat.
It was fortunate that he was not swept out further into the Bristol
dinghy and its occupant were brought ashore by the Burnham lifeboat
inflatable was spotted here in the middle of the estuary, with
Steep Holme to the left, on the outgoing tide
on Burnham's jetty watching the inflatable, circled in our photo