and injured son rescued after getting cut off by tide at Brean
lifeboats were launched to help Coastguards deal with a medical
emergency at the foot of Brean Down on Monday (May 6th).
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
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com.
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."
were later safely transferred back to the shore, and the casualty
was delivered to a waiting ambulance on the shoreline."
Burnham's lifeboats and Coastguards were called to Brean Down