called to Berrow amid concern for people on mudflats
for the welfare of a group of four people seen far out on the
mudflats on Berrow beach led to a call-out for Burnham Coastguards
and BARB this week.
beach walker spotted the group over a mile from the shore on Tuesday
afternoon (February 18th).
Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft was launched from Burnham at the
request of Coastguards.
Burnham Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
group of people in the mud turned out to be a beach survey team
who were not in difficulty. It was therefore a false alarm with
good intent, but the walker did the right thing in alerting us
- we would always prefer to be called out when there are any concerns
for the welfare of people along out coastline."