rescued from bizarre vessel washed up on beach near Brean
rescue operation was launched after this mystery vessel was spotted
washed up on the beach near Brean Down at the weekend, with two
people stranded inside.
bizarre-looking orange craft baffled beach walkers on the Weston
side of Brean Down who called rescuers, after it was stranded
by the out-going tide on Saturday afternoon.
Coastguard sent several of the mud rescue team to walk out to
the vessel three quarters of a mile from the shore to establish
what it was.
they reached the vessel, they found two people were inside stranded
as the vessel was an escape pod - an enclosed lifeboat similar
to those found onboard cargo ships. Both were unhurt.
were brought back to shore with the two coastguard 'mud techs'
and safety advice was given," said a coastguard spokesman.
two people onboard the vessel had sailed from Bristol and were
trying to get to the River Axe," he added.
thanked a member of the public for spotting the vessel and alerting
them to its location. Firefly,
the Avon Fire and rescue service hovercraft, was also called to
The unusual vesel washed up on the Weston side of Brean Down (photo