Busy first day for Burnham-On-Sea's new RNLI lifeguards
summer weather attracted scores of visitors to Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Saturday, resulting in a busy first day on duty for the
town's new RNLI lifeguards.
reached 21.9C (71F) on Saturday afternoon as the summer heatwave
and Berrow's new RNLI lifeguards went on duty for the first day
of the summer season and had an eventful day.
Luke Yabsley said: "It was busy - there was lots of preventitive
work with mud walkers and helping the jetty wardens with beach
safety. There were a couple of minor first aid incidents to deal
to the busy day, the lifeguards' beach buggy also briefly got
stuck in mud on Burnham beach, requiring the help of BARB, as
explained: "One of the lifeguards was proceeding down the
beach to give safety advice to a family walking across the mud
when the all-terrain vehicle unfortunately got stuck. After ensuring
the safety of the family, we worked with BARB to pull it free,
with great team-work between the organisations. It showed how
easy it is to get into difficulty."
RNLI is providing the lifeguarding services at both Burnham and
Berrow beaches to visitors and residents. An RNLI beach unit is
sited on Berrow Beach while the lifeguards at Burnham are sharing
the jetty beach office on The Esplanade.