for 'missing kite surfer' spark Burnham Coastguard call-out
that a kite surfer was missing in the sea off Brean Down led to
a call-out for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Saturday afternoon
group of three kite surfers got into difficulty in the Bristol
Channel while attempting to surf around Steep Holm.
of the surfers, Rob Perry, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
wind suddenly dropped while we were surfing across the channel
and we began drifting, but we managed to scramble onto the rocks
of Brean Down."
beachwarden alerted Coastguards at 4pm after seeing the men apparently
struggling to get ashore. There were also fears that one man was
Coastguard Officer Ian Jefferies said: "Two of the men quickly
managed to reach the rocks, but there was concern for the location
of a third. Fortunately,
he was located close by soon afterwards and we made sure that
no-one needed any medical treatment. The beach warden did the
right thing in contacting us."
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Brean beach during
Saturday's call-out to help three kite surfers