Coastguards called to 'people in difficulty' at Brean
Coastguards were called out to investigate reports of several persons
in difficulty on Brean Down on Thursday evening (August 24th).
were called out just before 9pm after a concerned member of the
public made a 999 call asking for help.
had spotted some torch lights on the South side of Brean Down. With
darkness rolling in quickly they were concerned for their safety,"
said a Burnham Coastguard spokesman on Facebook.
the team progressed to scene, the first informant kept an eye on
the lights for any changes. Once we arrived at their location the
first informant pointed out where the lights were, and by then they
had made their way up to the top of the Down and were walking along
thought they were either climbers or anglers, who are often spotted
at all times of the day.
first informant did the right thing in calling. From their position
it is easy to think someone is in difficulty and the person did
the right thing in calling."
always it is better to be safe than sorry and we are happy to attend
to ensure everything is OK."