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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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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