Coastguards and lifeboats launch search after Mayday call
Coastguards and lifeboat crews joined a search of the Bristol
Channel on Monday evening (May 7th) amid concern for a yacht.
were called out at 5.30pm after reports that an emergency Mayday
radio message had been heard.
Burnham RNLI's lifeboats were called out and an extensive search
of the area around Bridgwater Bay and the River Parrett estuary
was conducted, but nothing was found and the crews were stood
down at 7pm.
Coastguards teams around the Bristol Channel also joined the search.
One of Burnham's lifeboats being recovered at the end of Monday's