Published: October 28, 2012
Flashing lights cause 1am call-out for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called to Brean Down in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 28th) to investigate a sighting of several flashing lights.

A team of five Coastguards was called out at 1am when a walker raised the alarm after spotting the lights flashing on the north side of Brean Down.

Swansea Coastguards directed the team to the area described by the walker and found the lights were coming from a bouy marking the River Axe.

"This was a false alarm with good intent," a Coastguard spokesman told


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