Coastguards help reunite lost girl with father on beach
concerned father was reunited with his daughter after she went missing
on Berrow beach over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Monday, members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard's team were driving
along the coastline during a patrol on Berrow Beach when they a
lady alerted them that she had found a young girl wandering around,
alone and lost.
of the Coastguard team stayed with the lost girl while the others
got the rescue truck and drove along the beach to see if they could
find the parents.
they quickly spotted a man who was looking worried and had waved
them down to ask if they had seen his daughter.
had taken a picture of her that morning when they had arrived on
the beach, which was a great help in instantly identifying that
it was the same child," a Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
quickly reunited all the relieved family members who were very thankful."
is easy for a child to become lost and disorientated on the beach,
especially on ones this busy, it was a recurring theme all across
the country today with the majority of call outs being for lost
the pair had been reunited the team continued their patrol along
the beach and onto Brean Down.
their travels they met with people who needed towing and stopped
to see if the beach wardens needed help with an older person who
had spent too long in the sun without drinking.
for the Coastguard said: "Overall it was a very quiet and safe
Bank Holiday on our local beaches, we hope this is a sign that our
message is starting to have an impact on safety in the area."
no matter what, we will always be on call to help those who need
it, when they need it."
you see someone in difficulty or danger along the coastline call
999 and ask for the Coastguard.