Stranded fishermen rescued by lifeboats off Brean Down
crews and Coastguards have rescued a boat with two fishermen onboard
after it lost power in the Bristol Channel near Brean Down on
Sunday afternoon (March 6th).
vessel got into difficulty and began drifting after suffering
an engine failure shortly after 2pm.
fishermen onboard dropped their anchor several hundred metres
off Brean Down Fort and raised the alarm," said Burnham Coastguard
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were called to the scene and they
co-ordinated the rescue from the end of Brean Down.
Weston RNLI lifeboat crews checked on the welfare of the two onboard
and then towed the vessel back to the safety of the shore."
incident occurred in the waters off Brean Down. Flat Holm island
is seen here in the background.