fishermen prompt call-out for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
were called out on Saturday evening (April 7th) amid concerns for
a group of people seen in mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach.
Coastguards were paged just after 6pm when several people were seen
by the water's edge near to the Lower Lighthouse.
sent the truck with five team members onboard to investigate further,"
says a Coatguard spokesman.
binoculars and a good vantage point from the seafront one of the
team carried out a visual sweep of the bay and could see that there
was a group of fishermen."
team members in the truck had a look round to ensure everyone was
safe and, once confirmed, were stood down by HM Coastguard Operations
Room in Milford Haven."
incident was a false alarm with good intent and Coastguards thanked
the first informant for raising the alarm.
to the distance and the fading light it was easy to see why it was
reported, and, as we always say, it's better to be safe than sorry
and we are always happy to attend to investigate these things."
be afraid to report an incident by Dialling 999 and asking for the