day for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards after FOUR incidents
Coastguards were called out to FOUR incidents in Brean on Sunday
team was kept busy with more than eight hours of incidents.
Coastguards were first called out at 11am to reports of live ammunition
having been uncovered by metal detector enthusiast John Couchman
from Taunton, pictured right.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I uncovered the .22 shell in the
sand and immediately recognised that it was live so alerted the
beach warden who in turn contacted the Coastguards to have it
safely removed. I'm relieved that it was taken away."
at 1pm, Burnham Coastguards were called to Brean Down amid reports
that a dog had gone over the edge.
officer Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There was
concern that the owner might put himself in danger to reach the
terrier, which had fallen down the cliffs. Sadly, we found the
dog's body at the base of the Down deceased shortly afterwards.
The dog, called Rupert, was recovered for the owner to give it
a proper send off."
whilst on the dog incident, Coastguards were tasked to help an
ambulance crew get a man with an injured leg off the beach.
of the Burnham Coastguards and two members from BARB stretchered
the man to the ambulance for treatment. Our thanks go to the BARB
crew for their assistance during a very busy period," said
fourth incident of the day at 7.55pm saw the crews called back
to Brean where a taxi had become submerged by the incoming tide,
as reported here and
was on Brean Beach with a person inside. When we arrived on scene,
the car was submerged but all persons were out, cold but fortunately
safe," added Ian.