August 8, 2011
investigate upturned dinghy washed up at Brean
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and lifeboats were called out this
morning (Monday, August 8th) to investigate an upturned dinghy
found drifting in the sea off Brean beach.
boat, pictured here, was spotted by a beach walker 50 metres from
the shore at Brean before it was later washed onto the beach by
the incoming tide.
lifeboats carried out a search of the sea and surrounding area
while details of the dinghy's serial number were taken down and
passed to Swansea Coastguard for them to carry out a check against
their list of lost boats," Burnham Coastguard Station Officer
Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
fact, it had come lose from a yacht several days ago, so we took
the dinghy back to our station in Burnham and the owner will be
collecting it later in the week."
Pictured: The dinghy found washed up on Brean beach on Monday