Coastguards and lifeboats called to 'struggling swimmers'
Coastguards and lifeboats were called out last night (Friday)
after a pair of swimmers were reported to be in difficulty in
were concerns that two young swimmers had got into difficulty
near the Pavilion, prompting a call-out for the town's Coastguards
and RNLI at 8.30pm.
RNLI spokesman Mike Lang told Burnham-On-Sea.com it turned out
to be a false alarm.
were concerns for two swimmers believed to in difficulty near
the Pavilion, but fortunately it was a false alarm with good intent,"
our D-class lifeboat, launched and the crew carried out a search
of the sea without anyone being seen in trouble and no-one was
reported to be missing."
D class lifeboat was quickly launched, whilst the Atlantic 75
lifeboat, called Staines Whitfield, stood by on Burnham jetty
ready to launch if needed.
Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The eyewitness
was right to call the Coastguard on 999 as soon as there was any
suspicion that someone was in trouble. Even if it later turns
out to be a false alarm, it's better to check it out."