services busy in Burnham as heatwave boosts beach visitors
marine rescue services and lifeguards were kept busy over the
weekend when the hot weather brought crowds of visitors into the
Coastguards, RNLI, BARB and lifeguards were all called out to
deal with a variety of incidents as temperatures soared during
lifeguards searched for several missing children, who were found
successfully, and medical treatment was given to a man who had
Luke Yabsley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A member of the public
reported that a 24 year-old man had collapsed outside Wetherspoons
and two of our lifeguards, Ross and Amy, were quick to respond
with their medical kit."
assessed the situation, alerted the ambulance service and gave
the man oxygen before the ambulance arrived - showing the importance
of having this equipment on hand nearby."
and Burnham's Coastguards were called to help remove an elderly
man in his 80s from the beach. He had collapased in the dunes
near Burnham's lighthouse and was transported by the teams to
a waiting ambulance.
mud walkers trying to reach the sea at low tide were called back
during the weekend. BARB also handed out over 200 safety leaflets
on Sunday to visitors as part of its pro-active safety work.
RNLI also assisted with the rescue of two young swimmers on Saturday
evening, as reported here,
and rescued a Punch and Judy entertainer's car, as featured here.
Top, Burnham lifeguards Ross Leighton and Amy Sellick with the
first aid pack they used on Saturday afternoon and, above, the
rescue crews near Burnham lighthouse