rescued by lifeboat and Coastguards at Brean Down
rock climbers were taken back to shore on Saturday evening (July
8th) amid concern that they were cut off by the high tide at Brean
RNLI and Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were sent to Brean Down shortly
had received calls that three people had been cut off by the tide
and were on the rocks in need of rescuing.
arriving, the teams realised the trio were climbers and one had
managed to make it to the top.
the Weston team picked up the other two and took them back to shore
to ensure they were safe.
spokesman said: "Three of our team members kitted up in lifejackets
and had a cooling paddle out to meet the boat and escort the adventurers
back to dry land."
gave them advice about when climbing in that area, especially around
high tide it is always worth having a chat with the beach warden
before you go."
will then know your intentions and can relay this information if
anyone calls it in."
group were safe and happy, experienced climbers, and only returned
to shore via boat to avoid sparking any further call outs."
people who called it in did the right thing, from the beach area
it can look like the climbers are stuck and trying to escape the
rising water by climbing."
and Somerset Police had originally been called to the scene but
the Coastguard spokesman said 999 calls about rescues are best directed
added: "It is vital to get the right help in an emergency and
in this case the police would not have been able to rescue anyone
as they did not have the equipment to carry out such actions."