Published: February 27, 2013
New sound warning system installed on Burnham jetty after tragedy

A new audible warning system has been installed at the top of Burnham-On-Sea's jetty as part of a raft of changes to boost safety following a tragedy last year.

It comes just six months after four year-old Dylan Cecil died in a fall from the jetty last summer. His inquest will be held tomorrow.

Large sound speakers have been installed on the lifeguards building at the top of the jetty, facing the beach, as pictured here.

"The system will help the lifeguards to more quickly communicate with people on the beach and jetty," Sedgemoor District Council's Bill Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

"It's part of several changes, including the introduction of new beach lifeguards."

Last month, Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here that RNLI lifeguards would be introduced on Berrow and Burnham beaches over this year's tourist season. New safety signs have also been introduced on the jetty building.

West Somerset Coroner Michael Rose will be holding an inquest into the tragedy this Thursday, February 28th, in Taunton.

Pictured: The new warning system being installed this week on the seafront


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here


Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube