season ends for beach lifeguards in Burnham-On-Sea
at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches have finished their season
after a busy few months keeping them safe.
RNLI lifeguards worked alongside Sedgemoor District Council's team
of beach wardens and clean surroundings staff.
During the summer, the beach safety staff helped with incidents
such as rescuing a dolphin on Berrow beach with BARB and Burnham
Coastguards, helping a young girl that had a suspected broken arm,
dealing with a gentleman who had collapsed at a café, and
coming to the aid of a lady who fell on The Esplanade.
Along with all of this, the lifeguards and beach wardens ensured
that beach users kept away from the sea at low tide.
also spoke to hundreds of people throughout the summer warning them
of the dangers of the sinking sand/mud and giving safety advice.
There were also many minor incidents from first aid to missing children,"
said a spokesperson.
The Sedgemoor beach wardens will remain on duty until late September
- supervising beach activities, providing basic first aid, issuing
jetty permits, and collecting car parking fees. They are also trained
to the Royal Life Saving Society Beach Safety Wardens
RNLI guides also visited 11 schools in the area and gave a Meet
the lifeguard safety talk to over 1,500 children. The
RNLI lifeguards are due to resume their duties again next year during
July and August.