Coastguards in night water rescue training exercise
high tide and bracing wind provided ideal conditions for a water
rescue training exercise by Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Wednesday
evening (March 1st).
members of the team took part in a 'lanyarding exercise' while attached
to a safety line, which is often used when attempting to reach a
casualty who is stuck on a causeway or similar.
the winds whipping up some good sized waves it was an exercise that
tested the team," said Coastguard Officer Dave Welland.
safety spotters were on hand with throw lines, providing a safe
overwatch of proceedings as the team worked fast along the railings
and back as the cold water thumped against the walkway creating
some impressive spray."
train in hard conditions to ensure that when the real thing happens,
we are prepared."
the seas are rough do not enter the water or try wave dodging as
you could be swept away, it may seem fun but your safety is not
worth it. If you see anyone in difficulty along the coast don't
delay Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."