Coastguards and hovercraft called to boys crossing river
Coastguards and BARB's hovercraft were called out on Tuesday (June
20th) to reports of three people crossing the treacherous River
Axe estuary between Weston and Brean.
three young men were already quite a distance across and were steadily
making their way to the safety of the Brean side when they were
Coastguards were able to use their loudhailer to advise them to
walk to safety.
directed them to our truck for some safety advice about the dangers
of the mud and fast flowing tides," said a Coastguard spokesman.
established that they were staying in Weston and were having a walk
before going home later in the day."
decided to avoid them trying to cross the river back to Weston we
would drive them to the sluice gates at Diamond Farm and direct
them across on the cycle path that is due to open soon."
also issued them with some bottled water as it was 32 degrees and
they had a long walk ahead of them."
all said they regretted their actions and had learnt an important
lesson regarding the rivers and mud."
to the guys working there who stopped the workers to let us walk