crew recovers piping after being called to 'mysterious object'
lifeboat crew was called out after a "mysterious object"
was spotted in the River Parrett estuary that appeared to look similiar
to an upturned boat from a distance.
RNLI's D Class lifeboat, Puffin, was launched last week and the
crew proceeded to investigate and found a long stretch of yellow
plastic gas service piping that was difficult to move.
was attached to it and the RNLI's Atlantic 75 lifeboat Staines Whitfield
recovered the piping during a training session and brought it back
to Burnham beach for safe disposal, as pictured here.
Helmsman Nick Prout said: "We recovered a length of plastic
gas piping approximately 30 metres long."
was floating both above and below the surface of the water, and
would have been a hazard to local water users."