Coastguards and lifeboats launched to help Brean dog owner
Coastguards and lifeboats were called to Brean Down on Sunday
afternoon (March 20th) amid concerns for the welfare of a dog
Coastguards were contacted just after 12.20pm to reports of a
dog falling off the side of Brean Down near the old wartime fort.
owner had apparently made his way down the side and was attempting
to self recover the animal," said a Coastguard spokesman.
arrived on scene and were met by a member of the National Trust
who had the dog and owners in his vehicle. The owner had managed
to get back to a safe position with the dog."
was a lucky outcome and we can't stress enough that self recovery
of pets puts owners in a dangerous situation. They can become
stuck or injured and have to be rescued themselves."
Burnham RNLI lifeboats were re-launched after their normal Sunday
morning training. The Atlantic class boat was stood down by Coastguards
a minute afterwards, while the crew of the D-Class boat proceeded
to Brean Down to stand by and were also stood down a few minutes
Burnham Coastguards at Brean Down during Sunday's incident and,
above, the lifeboats launching in Burnham (pic David Whatley)