walkers rescued after getting trapped by incoming tide at Brean
people were rescued from rocks at Brean Down on Saturday (May
5th) after becoming stranded by the incoming tide.
and lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Brean Down at
5.18pm after the two walkers were spotted cut-off by the sea water.
casualties were 500 metres from the shore and would have put themselves
in more danger if they had tried to walk back," Burnham Coastguard
officer Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
members of the Coastguard's water rescue team made their way out
as far as safely possible to tell the casualties to stay where
they were while the lifeboat recovered them and took them ashore."
checked over the man and woman, both in their 20s, who were cold
but otherwise unharmed.
incident serves as a reminder about the importance of checking
tide times. Within half an hour
of us leaving the scene the area where the casualties were standing
would have been under deep water."