in difficulty at Brean Down helped by Coastguards and RNLI
Coastguards were called out to help two kayakers in difficulty at
Brean Down on Sunday (August 27th).
two kayakers were reported to be having difficulty getting around
the tip of Brean Down.
Coastguard team sprang into action, leaving Burnham's Rescue Services
Day, and arrived on scene at Brean Down soon after.
lifeboats were also tasked to help since the kayakers were judged
to be the nearest water rescue asset and time was critical.
arriving at the fort, they found one kayaker had reached the Down
and was perched right on the end, and had managed to drag his kayak
to the top.
other kayaker was picked up by one of the lifeboats and taken to
of the Coastguard team donned lifejackets and carried the kayak
around the fort and down to a set of steps which leads to the water's
smaller lifeboat then met the Coastguards and they handed over the
kayak and the barefoot casualty where they were ferried back to
shore in Weston Bay where they had originally come from.
multiple 999 calls coming in about the kayakers it was clear that
people were rightly worried for their safety and and had the presence
of mind to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguards.
The scenes at Brean Down on Sunday afternoon (photos: Burnham Coastguard