rescue three kayakers from waters off Brean Down
kayakers were rescued by lifeboat crews yesterday evening (Sunday)
after getting into difficulty several miles out into the Bristol
Channel from Brean beach.
trio, pictured right, from Bristol, had headed out into the channel
to do some fishing off Brean Down but got into difficulty.
kayak filled with water and then turned over, and I was left clinging
onto it in the sea for about 30 minutes," Ivor Bennett told
managed to get one of my friends was able to come and help me,
but the offshore wind and strong currents made things difficult."
beach warden at Brean who had been monitoring them through his
binoculars raised the alarm by contacting Coastguards.
lifeboats from Weston were called to rescue the trio and bring
them back to the beach at Brean.
A team of Burnham Coastguards was also called to the beach to
help them back onto the shore, check their condition and retrieve
incident could have been very serious - they were fortunate to
have been spotted by the beachwarden and to be rescued by the
lifeboats," said a Coastguard spokesman.