rescue exercise for crews next to Burnham-On-Sea's Pier
from Burnham-On-Sea's Coastguard and BARB Search & Rescue
conducted a unique sea training exercise besides the town's pier
part of the two groups' water rescue training, they carried out
the rescue of a 'casualty' stuck in the water, as pictured here.
Coastguard Station Officer Dave Welland said: "The sea conditions
were quite rough so we took the opportunity to rehearse a huddle
rescue and stretcher recovery in the water next to the Pavilion."
like this provide a great opportunity to practice in the types
of rough water that we would be expected to rescue a person from."
exercise attracted onlookers as seafront walkers watched the exercise
underway on Wednesday evening.
two groups will be among those taking part in Burnham's annual
emergency services day on Sunday August 7th.