Woman rescued from sea water by Burnham and Weston crews
'vulnerable' 22 year-old woman was rescued from the sea last night
(Tuesday) after a huge search operation by crews from Burnham-On-Sea
of Coastguards from Burnham and Weston were joined by two hovercrafts
from BARB Search & Rescue on Weston beach shortly after 7pm.
police helicopter and two Weston lifeboats were also launched
in the search for the missing woman.
full search of the shoreline was completed and the lady was eventually
found standing up to her knees in sea water," said Burnham
Coastguard Officer Dave Welland.
lady was led from the sea by a water rescue team and taken to
a waiting ambulance."
was shivering and already showing the early signs of hypothermia.
Given the deteriorating weather conditions, she was fortunate
to be found so quickly."
was a good multi-agency response that led to a successful and
The police helicopter's search light can be seen here in the
sky above the beach