Coastguards thank running club after seafront rescue
Coastguards have visited the town's running club to thank some of
its members after a rescue seafront rescue.
visit comes after a recent incident in which members of the Burnham
Harriers Running Club spotted a young lady sat in one of the seafront
shelters who had been in the mud and seawater and was on the verge
of becoming hypothermic.
Burnham Harriers did exactly this and were heros of the day, ensuring
the young lady they found was kept warm and safe," said Coastguard
Dave Welland this week.
their fantastic response to someone in need they were keen to learn
more about our role as Coastguards and what to do in similar situations."
two of our team went along to their training night and gave a fun,
but informative talk about what they may run into and how best to
deal with it."
often deal with people who may have health issues, not just visible
ones but also hidden, Alzheimers, mental health issues, Diabetes
or effects from the cold, so it's always good to know what to look
out for and what to do if needed."
large percentage of calls we attend are called in by passers by
who stay with the person until we arrive but may not always be sure
of how best to help."
first thing to do is stay calm, assess the situation and dial 999
for the appropriate emergency service, give as much detail as possible."
thank them for welcoming our guys into their team for the evening
and would like to take this opportunity to extend these talks to
other community clubs."
Coastguards are happy to meet other clubs and groups that feels
they would benefit from one of the informative chats.
The Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards with the Harriers running club (photo
Michael J. Barnard)