Coastguards called to 'boat in distress' near Brean Down
Coastguards were called to Brean on Saturday afternoon (January
23rd) amid concern for the welfare of those on a fishing boat.
walker reported seeing several lights on a boat located in the
waters off the end of Brean Down and raised the alarm to Coastguards.
Coastguard Officer Dave Welland said: "Our Rescue 187 helicopter
was launched from Wales to check on the boat and when those onboard
gave a thumbs-up to the pilot, we were stood down."
was a false alarm with good intent, and we always encourage people
who have concerns for the welfare of others along our coastline
to dial 999 and ask the Coastguard to check on their safety."
are always happy to check on people and quickly stand down rather
than have a casualty on our hands because no-one reported it.
The walker in this case did the right thing."