call-outs in 24 hours for Burnham Coastguards, BARB and RNLI
BARB and RNLI crews from Burnham-On-Sea have had a busy 24-hours
with several call-outs - including a mobility scooter accident
on Brean Down, a search for a missing person at Berrow, a mud
safety scare in Burnham, and a call to a power boat in difficulty.
were called to Brean Down on Wednesday afternoon, as pictured
above, to help ambulance crews reach a person who had been injured
when an off-road mobility scooter from the National Trust had
tipped over on rough terrain.
ambulance crew had secured the person near the top trig point
on the Down and managed to transport them to safety for treatment
and subsequent transportation to hospital.
scooters are a fantastic resource for people who wouldn't normally
be able to tackle the long walk up to the fort and are completely
safe. Unfortunately, the user had misjudged the capability of
the scooter and tipped over," said a spokesman.
Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were also called out
to Berrow Beach on Wednesday evening - pictured above - for a
seperate incident where a vulnerable woman had gone missing.
carried out a full foot search of the beach and dunes, alongside
police, which resulted in the lady being found safe and well.
were also called out on Thursday evening to a group of visitors
on the water's edge at low tide near to Burnham Yacht Club.
family of five people had ventured down to the water's edge, including
one of whom had waded through the mud to reach the water.
Coastguards spoke to the parents and called three teenagers back
from the water where safety advice was given.
RNLI were also called out on Thursday afternoon just before 4.20pm
to help a disabled 47ft lifeboat conversion adrift in the Bristol
Channel near Minehead, as reported