April 4, 2011
crew retrieves 'mystery object' from sea amid safety fears
lifeboat crew performed one of their more unusual rescues on Monday
(April 4th) when they were called out to retrieve this large metallic
object floating in the sea.
crewmembers in wetsuits waded into the water off Burnham beach
to bring the mystery object, pictured here, onto the shore.
followed concerns that it was a danger to water craft in Bridgwater
spokesman Mike Lang told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The object
was deemed to be a hazard to shipping, so we moved it out of the
water and onto the jetty above the high tide mark. It was very
heavy and metallic so would have caused a nasty gash in any boat
that struck it."
think it was probably part of a ship's fire prevention equipment,
but no-one is 100 per cent sure."
photos show the object being retrieved by the lifeboat crew on
Monday evening (Photos: Nuuk)
website for Burnham-On-Sea