on fishing boat is rescued from River Axe estuary
man was rescued by Coastguards after getting stranded on a small
fishing boat in the River Axe estuary next to Brean Down last
night (Thursday, September 22nd).
man alerted Coastguards when his small fishing boat ran aground
on the muddy banks of the river estuary.
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were called to the scene and several
members waded out across the mud to bring him safely back to the
Coastguard Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The man
had got out of his boat into the mud after finding he'd run aground
and then turned back."
"He decided to try and wait onboard until the next high tide
but because it was a cold evening and he had an uncovered boat,
we decided it was essential to bring him back to the shore."
Weston Coastguards went down the bank while the Burnham team illuminated
the area and brought him back on a stretcher. He was not hurt."