April 1, 2011
Coastguards search for man crossing river estuary
teams of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were called
to the River Axe next to Brean Down today (Friday, April 1st)
amid concern for the welfare of a person trying to cross the treacherous
searched the banks of the river at 11.40am after a walker raised
concerns about a man attempting to cross to Weston from Brean.
Coastguards searched the south side and Weston Coastguards searched
the north side of the river," Burnham Coastguard officer
Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
a thorough search, the man was found safe and well, having crossed
safely across the sluice gates near Brean's Diamond Farm."
strongly advise people never to try and cross the Axe next to
Brean Down. The fast-flowing currents at high tide and the treacherous
mud at low tide make it very dangerous."