Published: May 6, 2013
Father and injured son rescued after getting cut off by tide at Brean

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were launched to help Coastguards deal with a medical emergency at the foot of Brean Down on Monday (May 6th).

Both boats launched at just before 4.30pm and found the casualty, a 21 year-old male and his father on the rocks, approximately a third of the way out at the base of the Down and cut off by the rising tide.

"The casualty had fallen, apparently due to an existing medical problem, and received a head injury. A crew member was landed from our Atlantic 75 lifeboat to assess the situation and administer emergency first aid," an RNLI spokesman told

"Further medical assistance was required, so the crew of the D-class lifeboat ferried two waiting ambulance crew members and two Coastguard rescue team members out to the casualties."

"All were later safely transferred back to the shore, and the casualty was delivered to a waiting ambulance on the shoreline."

Pictured: Burnham's lifeboats and Coastguards were called to Brean Down

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