Spring tides prompt Coastguard
to beach users
have issued a warning to beware of high spring tides over the
next couple of days.
advice comes after two people had to be rescued after getting
cut off by the high tides during separate incidents this week
further along the Bristol Channel coastline.
Jones, Watch Manager at Swansea Coastguard, which oversees the
Bristol Channel, said: "It might just be an unlucky coincidence
that we've had two almost identical rescues in two days. It's
likely that people are getting caught out by the high spring tides
that we have at the moment."
"These tides comes in faster and further than usual and so
for this reason people out and about need to be especially careful
when planning their walk along the beach."
added: "Always check the weather and tide timetable before
you set out on your walk and wear appropriate clothing. If you
do get cut off call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."
The high Spring tide in Burnham on Saturday evening