safety warning issued by Burnham Coastguards after mud scare
fresh warning about the dangers of wading through mud to reach
the sea in the Burnham-On-Sea area has been issued following a
scare at Brean on Sunday (May 29th).
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, plus a rescue hovercraft frrom
BARB Search & Rescue, were called to the beach at 4.20pm to
help three persons seen struggling in the mud next to Brean Down.
trio made their way back to safe ground under the guidance of
the Coastguard and were issued with safety advice.
advice is always to heed the warning signs and stay away from
the muddy areas of the beach," said a spokesman. "Check
the tide times and never try to reach the sea at low tide."
you see someone that you think is in danger and are concerned
for them, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."
Coastguards were also called out at 3.15pm on Sunday to search
for a missing child on Brean beach who was found safe and well
nearby shortly afterwards.