Coastguard warning after walkers seen a mile from shore at low
Coastguards have this week warned beachgoers not to put themselves
in danger during the current spell of hot weather - after these
two walkers sparked a scare at Berrow.
were placed on alert on Tuesday evening (June 4th) amid concern
for the two men pictured here, who were seen by a beach warden
wading out across the mudflats in the Bristol Channel to reach
the sea at low tide.
Coastguards, hovercrafts and lifeboats were placed on standby
to help the duo.
men seemed oblivious to the danger they were potentially putting
themselves in to try and reach the sea. They were about a mile
from the shore," the beach warden told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Fortunately, they didn't get into difficulty and they managed
to get back without help."
Coastguards have advised beachgoers to check tide times and look
out for warning signs if they visit beaches during this week's
The two men walking out a mile from the shore at Berrow with Hinkley
Point in the background