August 9, 2011
lifeboat called to kite surfer in difficulty
requested the launch of a Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat on Monday afternoon
(August 8th) after the town's jetty attendant spotted a fallen
surfer in difficulty in the sea.
attendant recognised the danger the surfer was in, with an outgoing
tide, and dialled 999.
the strong onshore winds assisted the surfer, and he was eventually
able to return safely to the beach by himself. The Staines Whitfield
lifeboat reached the beach and was stood down a few moments later.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The jetty attendant acted appropriately, and should be thanked
for his conscientious attitude."