for help' prompt call-out for Burnham hovercraft and Coastguards
from Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were
called to Brean Down today (Saturday) after a walker reported hearing
'cries for help' from the rocks.
hovercraft was tasked at 12.30pm by Coastguards with searching the
shoreline on the southern side of Brean Down.
Spirit of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was already in Brean for an emergency
services day at Brean Leisure Park so followed Burnham Coastguards
to the scene and then launched from the beach, searching the shoreline
to the fort.
Coastguards also conducted a foot search of the rocks and the Down
itself and fortunately no-one was found to be in difficulty. The
incident was deemed to be a false alarm with good intent.
Crews were also called out again at 6.15pm when a seven year-old
boy went missing at Brean. He was found safe and well, reported