Published: August 11, 2012
In photos: Jet skier rescues stricken boat in Burnham-On-Sea

The owners of a boat that was left drifting after breaking down have thanked a jet skier for coming to their rescue on Saturday (August 11th).

Jet skier Kevin Sharpe from Gloucester spotted the boat drifting in the fast-flowing waters near Stert Island, opposite Burnham-On-Sea, at 1.30pm after it lost power due to a fuel problem.

Kevin attached a rope to the stricken vessel - which had five people onboard - and towed its grateful occupants to the safety of Burnham beach, as pictured.

Boat owner Edward Livery thanked his rescuer and told "We are very grateful for Kevin's help. The boat developed a fuel pump problem which left us without power and drifting in the bay. We were in an awkward position and Kevin was a real 'good Samaritan'."

Kevin played down his involvement, saying: "I was happy to help - all water users muck in together when there's a problem like this."

Pictured: The jet skier towing the stricken boat to safety and, above, Edward Livery thanking Kevin Sharpe


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