walkers keep Burnham-On-Sea
hovercraft crews busy
crew of Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft were kept busy on Sunday
(October 2nd) when the heatwave tempted scores of beach visitors
to wade out across the mudflats to reach the sea for a paddle.
called BARB to Uphill on Sunday evening at 6pm after a group of
children briefly got stuck near the River Axe. The youngsters
scrambled to safety.
BARB was also put on standby when a group of young people got
into difficulty on Brean beach at the same time. Three people,
from Stourport in the West Midlands, were spotted in difficulty
almost three quarters of a mile from the shore and were escorted
back to the shore.
onboard Burnham's Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft also warned several
groups of walkers about the danger they were potentially putting
themselves in by entering the mud.
one of the lowest tides of the year falling on such a hot day,
many beach visitors were tempted to cool off by wading out to
the sea, in turn putting themselves in possible danger,"
a BARB spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
were relieved that no-one got into any serious difficulty."
Official BARB Web site