Coastguards and BARB kept busy over the weekend
at Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard and BARB Search & Rescue were busy
with a series of call-outs over the weekend.
started on Friday evening at 8.45pm with the crews being called
to an incident at the River Brue in Highbridge amid concerns for
a dog walker. A full night search of the river banks was undertaken
but no-one was found and the incident was declared a 'false alarm
with good intent'.
11.20pm on Friday, BARB's volunteers and Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
were called out again for a separate incident involving a missing,
vulnerable person in Weston. However, as the crews left Burnham,
the Police confirmed that the person had been safely located.
Sunday at 3.55pm, Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were
called to Brean Down alongside local Devon and Somerset fire crews after reports of
a dog falling from the cliff top, with a person attempting to recover
the dog by climbing down. The
fire service attended with a rope rescue unit and a water rescue
boat along with crew for both. Once on the scene it was established
that the person in question and the dog were no longer in difficulty
and the units were stood down. A spokesman said the incident served
as a reminder about keeping dogs on a lead while on Brean Down.