Published: July 23, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat launched to investigate 'stranded object'

One of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats was launched today (Monday) to investigate a 'stranded object' on Stert Island.

Burnham's Puffin lifeboat was launched at 11.37am amid concern that it could have been a liferaft.

Puffin was launched but crews quickly identified the object as a stray builder’s barrier.

"Unfortunately, the barrier being high and dry, and filled with the usual sand and pebbles was too heavy to move, so Swansea Coastguard control elected to leave the object where it was for the time being, and lifeboat crew were stood down," a spokesman told

Pictured: Burnham's lifeboat, Puffin, in the waters off Burnham

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