walker 'disorientated by high tide' at Berrow is helped to safety
team of Coastguards and two lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea were
called to Berrow beach on Sunday evening (August 30th) to help
a walker who had become disorientated by the high tide.
lady had got lost during the evening's extreme high tide which,
as reported here is seeing
sea water lapping at the foot of the dunes through this week.
lifeboats were launched as soon as possible, after the opening
of the jetty's flood gates by an on-duty Environment Agency staff
member, and they proceeded to Berrow beach, just past the shipwreck
of the SS Nornen.
Coastguards had ventured across the dunes onto the beach by foot
and managed to quickly locate the woman, helping her to safety,
and enabling the lifeboats to be stood down.
Coastguard Station Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The lady seems to have underestimated the height of the
tide and lost her way. She was unable to find her way back home
after going on a beach walk. We quickly managed to find her and
escorted her home."
do recommend that beach users check the tide
times this week to stay safe."
jetty's flood gates being opened by an on-duty Environment Agency
staff member to allow the lifeboats to launch