Published: June 26, 2011
Dinghy scare prompts call-out for town's lifeboat and Coastguards

Burnham-On-Sea's marine rescue services were called to Brean on Sunday evening (June 26th) amid concerns for the welfare of several people in a dinghy.

A beach warden spotted a small inflatable floating out into the Bristol Channel on the falling tide at 6.15pm, prompting a call to Coastguards.

But the dinghy users managed to paddle the craft to safety and got back onto the shore before a Burnham lifeboat and Coastguards arrived.

"This was a false alarm with good intent. The beach warden did the right thing in alerting us as soon as there was any concern for the dinghy users," a Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here