weekend of call-outs for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
Coastguards had a busy weekend of call-outs amid a spate of incidents
on local beaches in the ongoing good weather.
Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were called to Burnham's
beach on Sunday at 12.29pm after a man became stuck in shallow mud
and was worried that the tide was edging closer.
lone man was just beyond the pier and had become trapped in a small
bar of mud. It was quickly established that he could be reached
without any specialist equipment.
bit of encouragement and a helping hand, and he was free from the
sticky stuff," said a Coastguard spokesman.
Saturday evening at around 8.25pm, Burnham Coastguards were paged
to a group of adults and some children who were at the end of the
town slip and paddling in the water with an incoming tide.
all persons cleared away from danger and safety advice issued, we
returned to station," said a spokesman, who added that it had
been "a very good call from the first informant."
just before 6pm on Saturday evening, Burnham Coastguards were called
to Weston beach where multiple persons were reported to be stuck
in the mud. Avon Fire Rescue and an ambulance were also called to
the scene and several people were rescued.
4.35pm on Saturday afternoon, Coastguards were also called to Brean
beach to help a 65 year-old woman who had fallen on the beach while
playing a game of rounders, suffering a fracture to her arm.
a fair amount of pain, the family alerted the beach warden who requested
an ambulance and the assistance of the RNLI lifeguard on the nearby
lady was treated with pain relief and safely loaded into the family
car for the trip to hospital.
you see anyone in difficulty along the beach, dial 999 and ask for