photos: Mud rescue exercise carried out on Berrow Beach
crews and Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea took part in a major
rescue exercise on Berrow beach on Wednesday evening (May 1st).
rescue of several 'casualties' from deep mud was carried out ahead
of the busy tourist season getting underway.
the BARB and Coastguard crews take part in training every week
throughout the year, this exercise and audit provided an opportunity
for both to work closely together in a common beach rescue scenario.
Coastguard Station Officer Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was a very successful evening where the teams worked
well together. We hope that incidents like this do not unfold
for real over the summer, but it is important that we are ready
to handle them if required."