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A complete archive of every Burnham-On-Sea RNLI call-out and launch is shown below. Also see our home page for breaking news and our station news archive.

HOLIDAYMAKERS RESCUED FROM SEA
Posted 18 April, 2009
TWO Australian holidaymakers who got swept out to sea while fishing on a dinghy in Bridgwater Bay were rescued by a Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crew on Saturday afternoon (April 18th). The Staines Whitfield lifeboat was ;launched to help.
Full details

DINGHY DUO STRANDED IN ESTUARY
Posted 17 March, 2009
TWO men became stranded for several hours in an inflatable boat in the River Parrett estuary, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Tuesday afternoon (March 17th). The pair, pictured here, became trapped in their dinghy
. Full details

LAUNCH AMID FEARS FOR WINDSURFER
Posted 8 March, 2009
A BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat crew was called out on Sunday afternoon (March 8th) after a sighting of a possible windsurfer in difficulty in Bridgwater Bay. The Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched at 4pm to investigate
. Full details

NIGHT SEARCH FOR MISSING TEENAGER
Posted 1 March, 2009
A BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat crew was called out at 3am on Sunday morning (March 1st) to help search for a missing teenager in the River Parrett near Combwich. Two helicopters and Coastguards from Minehead and Watchet were also involved
. Full details

DISTRESSED TEENAGER RESCUED
Posted 11 February, 2009
THESE were the scenes on Burnham-On-Sea's jetty during the early hours of Wednesday (February 11th) after a teenager was spotted in the sea in a distressed state, prompting the call-out of a Burnham lifeboart crew, police and Coastguards.
Full details

DISABLED FISHING BOAT RESCUED
Posted 14 November, 2008
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI launched on Friday morning (November 14th) to help a fishing boat in difficulty in the River Parrett. The 17ft boat had experienced a critical steering gear failure upstream of Combwich and the boat’s owner called for help.
Full details

STRANDED TRIMARAN TOWED TO SAFETY
Posted 21 October, 2008
A 25ft trimaran with two people onboard, including one who Coastguards have dubbed 'Captain Calamity', has been rescued for the second time in 48 hours after going aground on mudflats near Burnham-On-Sea. Two Burnham RNLI lifeboats towed the trimaran, to safety
. Full details

TORCH-LIT SEARCH FOR 'MISSING PERSON'
Posted 2 October, 2008
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and crewmembers from the town's lifeboat crew conducted a torch-lit search for a person that had become cut-off by the incoming tide underneath the town's pier on Thursday evening (October 2nd). Full details

JET SKI PULLED TO SAFETY BY LIFEBOAT
Posted 23 August, 2008
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lifeboat crew was back in action for a second launch of the Bank Holiday weekend when they were called to help a jet skier in difficulty on Saturday morning (August 23rd). The Staines Whitfield was launched at 11.57am. Full details

LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED TO FIND MISSING LADY
Posted 22 August, 2008
TWO lifeboats and a team of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea were called out on Friday evening (August 22nd) to search for a missing person at West Huntspill. The lady was eventually found safe and well by emergency services. Full details

RNLI HELP BROKEN DOWN SPEEDBOAT
Posted 1 August, 2008
A BURNHAM-On-Sea lifeboat was launched on Friday evening (August 1st) to help the occupants of a speedboat that had broken down in Bridgwater Bay. The Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched from Burnham jetty to help a boat. Full details

YACHT RUNS AGROUND AT BERROW
Posted 12 July, 2008
TWO RNLI lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea, plus Coastguards and a rescue hovercraft were launched on Saturday evening (July 12th) amid concern for the safety of a man onboard a yacht that had run aground on the mudflats at Berrow. Full details

TEENAGERS IN MUDFLATS DRAMA
Posted 3 July, 2008
TWO teenagers were helped to safety by Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Thursday afternoon (July 3rd) after they got into difficulty on the mudflats at Brean. The village's beach warden raised the alarm shortly before 4pm after three teenagers were struggling waist-deep in mud near Brean Down. Full details

STRICKEN YACHT PULLED TO SAFETY
Posted 18 June, 2008
A YACHT was pulled to safety by Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crews on Wednesday (June 18th) after its owner got into difficulties in gusty winds next to the town's jetty. With Burnham's two lifeboats standing by, three crew entered the water to help pull the 17ft cabin sailing yacht from the sea. Full details

LIFEBOAT IN RIVER SEARCH FOR SWIMMER
Posted 19 May, 2008
BURNHAM-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was called out on Monday afternoon (May 19th) to help Coastguards and police conduct a search of a river for a swimmer. A teacher on a walk with his pupils raised the alarm after spotting a man entering the River Parret, near East Huntspill. Full details

LIFEBOATS COME TO WINDSURFER'S AID
Posted 16 March, 2008
TWO Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats came to the rescue of this windsurfer who was spotted struggling in blustery conditions in Bridgwater Bay on Sunday afternoon (March 16th). The RNLI crews were quickly on scene. Full details

RELIEVED PAIR RESCUED AT BREAN
Posted 23 October, 2007
A mother and son who became stranded on rocks at Brean Down by the incoming tide were rescued by Burnham's Staines Whitfield lifeboat crew on Tuesday October 23rd. The pair got into difficulty shortly before 4.30pm. Full details

TWO RESCUED FROM ROCKS AT BREAN
Posted 9 September, 2007
A mother and son who got stranded on rocks at Brean Down by the incoming tide were rescued by two Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crews on Sunday September 9th. The pair had been trying to walk around the base of the Down. Full details

SEARCH LAUNCHED FOR 'MISSING' BOAT
Posted 8 September, 2007
Both Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were called out at 7.21pm on Saturday September 8th to help in the search for a speedboat which had been reported missing. Coastguards issued an appeal after the incident. Full details

LIFEBOAT CALLED TO STRANDED CHILD
Posted 26 August, 2007
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat, Puffin, was called to Brean on Sunday August 26th after an autistic teenager became stranded in mud on the mudlfats. The incident was also attended by Burnham's hovercraft. Full details

STRANDED SURFER RESCUED BY RNLI
Posted 19 August, 2007
A windsurfer whose mast broke was rescued by Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew on Sunday August 19th amid strong winds and heavy seas. The Staines Whitfield was called to the surfer in Bridgwater Bay. Full details

WINDSURFER SPARKS LIFEBOATS LAUNCH
Posted 18 August, 2007
Two Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats were launched on Saturday lunchtime (August 18th) after a windsurfer was reported to be in trouble in shallow waters at Berrow. The two RNLI boats were launched shortly after 1.20pm. Full details | Online video

KITE SURFER RESCUED BY LIFEBOAT CREW
Posted 15 August, 2007
A kite surfer who got into trouble in high winds off Stert Island was rescued by Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew on Wednesday (August 15th). The RNLI D-Class lifeboat 'Puffin' was already out on training. Full details | Online video

JET SKIER AND LIFEGUARD BROUGHT TO SHORE
Posted 3 August, 2007
Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew was called to help a young jet skier in trouble in the waters off Stert Island on Friday August 3rd. The girl, aged 15 from Bridgwater, got into difficulty when her machine broke down. Full details

BUSY EVENING FOR BURNHAM RNLI CREW
Posted 31 July, 2007
Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew had a busy evening on Tuesday (July 31st) when they helped this speedboat after its engine failed and also responded to a call requesting help to retrieve a dog in difficulties. Full details

STRANDED SPEED BOAT TOWED TO SHORE
Posted 22 July, 2007
A stranded speedboat was towed to shore by Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat crew on Sunday (July 22nd) after its engine failed. Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat crew was called to the scene during their training. Full details

DOUBLE RESCUE FOR RNLI LIFEBOAT CREW
Posted 20 May, 2007
Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat helped a jet skier in difficulties and a yacht in trouble in two separate incidents on Sunday morning, May 20th. The lifeboat was out on training at the time and was called on at 9.30am and 10am. Full details

SECOND LAUNCH IN A WEEK FOR PUFFIN
Posted 18 May, 2007
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was launched on Friday morning, May 18th, for the second time in a week after a walker reported that a person was in the sea.The Puffin lifeboat was launched from the jetty at around 9.00am. Full details

LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED AFTER FLARE SIGHTING
Posted 1 November, 2006
An RAF helicopter joined Coastguards and lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea in a search of several miles of Bridgwater Bay on Wednesday November 1st after a red flare was spotted by members of the public hanging over the sea. Full details here.

ANGLERS RESCUED AS BOAT BREAKS DOWN
Posted 4 September, 2006
A speedboat with two fishermen onboard was towed to safety by Burnham-On-Sea's RNLI crew after it broke down near Stert Island on an ebbing tide at around 5pm on Monday evening, September 4th. The Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called into action. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED TO YACHT AT GORE BELL
Posted 22 July, 2006
Both Burnham-On-Sea's RNLI lifeboats - the Staines Whitfield Atlantic 75 and Global Marine D-Class - were called out by Coastguards at 6.22pm on Saturday (July 22nd) after a 32ft yacht got into difficulty at Gore Bell near Hinkley Point. Full details here.

UNATTENDED INFLATABLE TOYS SPARK LAUNCH
Posted 18 July, 2006
Several unattended inflatable rubber rings floating in the sea off Berrow beach sparked the third launch of Burnham-On-Sea's RNLI lifeboat crew in just four days at 3pm on Tuesday afternoon (July 18th). RNLI asked the public to be more careful about dicarding inflatables. Full details here.

FIVE SWIMMERS RESCUED FROM STERT ISLAND
Posted 17 July, 2006
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was called out on Monday evening after five young boys swam across to Stert Island at low tide. The Burnham hovercraft was also called to the scene by Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards. The children were safely brought back to shore. Full details here.

STRANDED JET SKIER SPARKS LIFEBOAT LAUNCH
Posted 15 July, 2006
Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were both called out on Saturday lunchtime after a jet skier broke down with one person onboard at Brean Down. Two lifeboats were called to the scene by Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards to investigate. Full details here.

MISSING DINGHY OCCUPANT SPARKS SEARCH
Posted 13 July, 2006
An RAF helicopter joined both of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats in a major night-time search of the coastline at Brean on Thursday night, July 13th, after an empty rubber dinghy was found upturned at the water's edge, sparking fears for the occupant. Full details here.

THREE 'TRAPPED' ON ROCKS AT BREAN DOWN
Posted 7 July, 2006
Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were both called out on Friday evening after a beach warden at Brean Down reported three people may have been cut off by the incoming tide on the rocks near to the sea. Both boats were asked by Coastguards to conduct a full search. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT CALLED TO CAPSIZED CATAMARAN
Posted 3 July, 2006

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat was called out at 1pm on Monday after reports that a catamaran was in difficulty in Bridgwater Bay. The Staines Whitfield was ready to launch from the town's slipway but was not required in the end when the catamaran's occupants were deemed to be safe. Full details here.

TRAPPED GIRLS SPARK LIFEBOATS LAUNCH
Posted 30 June, 2006
Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft, two RNLI lifeboats and an RAF helicopter were called out after seven members of a netball team briefly became trapped in treacherous mud on Brean beach on Friday afternoon (June 30th). Full details here.

LOST DOG PROMPTS LIFEBOAT LAUNCH
Posted 10 June, 2006

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat was called out at 5.30pm on Saturday after reports that a dog had gone missing in Bridgwater Bay. Global Marine, the D-Class lifeboat, was launched from the slipway with a crew of two onboard. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS RUSH TO STRANDED SPEEDBOAT
Posted 6 June, 2006

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats rushed to the aid of a stranded speedboat which had run aground on Stert Island on Tuesday afternoon, June 6th. The speedboat, called Eclipse, suffered engine problems with four people onboard, sparking the rescue. Full details here.

JET SKIER HELPED TO SHORE BY LIFEBOAT CREWS
Posted 3 June, 2006

Lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-super-Mare were called out by Coastguards at lunchtime on Saturday June 3rd after a jet skier got into difficulties when his machine broke down near to Brean Down, leaving him stranded in the sea. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED AFTER MAYDAY ALERT
Posted 31 May, 2006

Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were called out by Coastguards at 6pm on Wednesday May 31st after a 20ft sailing yacht issued a Mayday alert after getting into difficulties on the western side of Stert Island in Bridgwater Bay. Full details here.

RNLI CREWS RESCUE DINGHY SAILOR AT BREAN
Posted 19 February, 2006

Two lifeboats from Burnham-On-Sea were scrambled on Sunday morning, February 19th, after a dinghy with one person onboard began sinking at Brean. 23-year-old Tanya Tucker was brought back to shore by the crew of two Burnham lifeboats. Full details here.

BOTH LIFEBOATS LAUNCH TO HELP MAN AT BERROW
Posted 17 October, 2005

Both of Burnham's lifeboats were called out at 00.54 hours on Monday October 17th to help a man stuck on mudflats at Berrow. The lifeboats worked with the Coastguard and hovercraft crews to successfully receue the man during the incident. Full details here.

DRIFTING POWERBOAT PROMPTS CALL-OUT
Posted 15 October, 2005

Burnham-On-Sea's Atlantic 75 lifeboat was called out on Saturday October 15th after a power boat got into difficulties while sailing just off the town's jetty in Bridgwater Bay. Coastguards called on the Staines Whitfield lifeboat to assist in the recovery. Full details here.

'DISTRESSED' WOMAN RESCUED AT BREAN DOWN
Posted 5 September, 2005

Both of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were called shortly after 19:15 hours on Monday September 5th amid reports that a woman in a 'distressed state' had been spotted on rocks at Brean Down. Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea co-ordinated the rescue. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT RETURNS STRANDED BOAT TO SHORE
Posted 2 September, 2005

Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out at 4pm by the town's Coastguard to escort a speedboat back to shore which had run aground earlier in the day at Stert Island. The speedboat's crew had earlier been rescued by the town's hovercraft. Full details here.

RNLI RESPONDS TO FISHING BOAT IN DISTRESS
Posted 26 August, 2005

Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out at 11:00am by Coastguards after a phone call from a member of the public reported that a fishing boat was in distress off the town's beach. The lifeboat crew were quickly on the scene. Full details here.

SINKING YACHT RESCUED BY LIFEBOAT CREW
Posted 20 August, 2005

A sinking yacht with a seriously damaged keel was rescued by Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat on Saturday August 20th after its skipper issued a May Day message that was picked up by Coastguards in Swansea and relayed to Burnham. Full details here.

YACHT RUNS AGROUND ON PASSAGE TO WESTON
Posted 18 August, 2005

Burnham RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out by Coastguards at 2pm on Thursday August 18th to help a yacht which had run aground in Bridgwater Bay while on passage to Weston-super-Mare. The lifeboat crew were able to help its owners. Full details here.

FISHING BOAT TOWED BACK TO BURNHAM
Posted 12 August, 2005

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out by Swansea Coastguard at 11:45am on Friday August 12th to help a 14ft fishing boat in the River Parrett. As the casualty was holding off from a lee shore, it was necessary for the safety of both vessels to tow the boat clear. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS ASSIST YACHT AGROUND
Posted 7 August, 2005
Both Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were launched on Sunday, August 7th, after a yacht ran aground in the River Parrett. The D-Class and Atlantic 75 boats were called out to investigate after the yacht ran aground. A yacht had run aground on a sandbar at East Dunball Point. Full details here.

BOAT ON FIRE TOWED BACK TO SAFETY
Posted 17 July, 2005
A 21-foot motor cruiser was engulfed with smoke off the Burnham-On-Sea coastline after an electrical fault started a fire on board. The RNLI was called to the scene and towed the boat to safety. There were concerns that the occupant of the vessel was in extreme danger. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST BEACH WARDEN
Posted 22 June, 2005
Thomas Jefferson, the Burnham D class lifeboat, was launched on June 22 at 14:35 after a beach warden reported seeing what appeared to be a group of people at the water’s edge at Brean. The Coastguard was alerted, and in turn it called out the RNLI to liaise from the seaward side. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT RESCUES STRICKEN POWERBOAT
Posted 14 June, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched on Tuesday June 14 shortly after 1pm when a 16-foot powerboat with a crew of three onboard encountered engine problems in the River Parrett, near the Yacht Club. Full details here.

DISABLED SPEEDBOAT HELPED BACK TO SHORE
Posted 30 May, 2005
Both Burnham-On-Sea lifeboats were launched at lunchtime on Bank Monday May 30 to help in the recovery of a disabled speedboat which was drifting approximately half a mile up the River Parrett after encountering engine problems. Full details here.

21 FOOT SPEEDBOAT RESCUED IN WESTON BAY
Posted 23 May, 2005
The crew of Burnham-On-Sea's Atlantic 75 lifeboat rescued a 21 foot speedboat and its crew of three on Monday evening, May 23. The lifeboat was training south of Brean Down when the incident unfolded in Weston-super-Mare Bay. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT CREW HELP WITH SPEEDBOAT RECOVERY
Posted 7 May, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's crew helped to recover a partially-sunken speedboat near the town's jetty on Saturday evening, May 7th. The 18-20 foot Bayliner boat went down at around 6pm and the RNLI crew were called to help. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS LAUNCHED TO FIND MISSING PERSON
Posted 1 May, 2005
Both Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's D Class and Atlantic 75 lifeboats were launched shortly after midnight on Sunday May 1 to help police and Coastguards search for a 45-year-old male who was reported to be missing at Brean. Full details here.

'SUSPICIOUS OBJECT' RETRIEVED BY LIFEBOAT
Posted 22 April, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's D Class lifeboat was launched at 08:35 hours on Friday (April 22) after a suspicious object was spotted in the water off Stert Island by a member of the public walking along Burnham seafront. The crew of three performed a search of the area. Full details here.

RNLI CREW MEMBERS RETRIEVE DISTRESSED MAN
Posted 12 April, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out at 10pm on Tuesday (April 12) after a man was spotted neck-deep in the freezing cold waters of Bridgwater Bay in the pitch dark.
Full details here.

LIFEBOAT SUPPORTS HOVERCRAFT IN RESCUE
Posted 26 March, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out on Saturday March 26 at 17:58 after a man was reported to be stuck in mud up to his waist at Stert Point. Burnham hovercraft also joined in the rescue. Full details here.

D-CLASS LAUNCHED IN RESCUE OF JET SKIER
Posted 20 March, 2005
The crew of the Elsie Francis II, Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's D-Class lifeboat, were called out on Sunday 20th March to rescue the young female rider of a jet ski in difficulties, in the sea, near the Burnham lighthouse. The jet ski, whilst cruising in company with another, suffered an acute engine failure, and was in danger of sinking.
Full details here.

SIGHTING OF 'BODY' SPARKS LAUNCH
Posted 25 February, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was called out on Friday February 25th at 8.42am after a resident reported to the Coastguard seeing what appeared to be a 'body' floating in Bridgwater Bay to the north of Stert Island. The lifeboat was launched and the pbject was found to be a large log of wood. Local police had been alerted by a walker along the seafront that a suspicious object had been sighted. Full details here.

D-CLASS LIFEBOAT CALLED TO SPEEDBOAT
Posted 9 September, 2004
Burnham's D-Class lifeboat was called out on Thusday September 9 by HM Coastguard to help a disabled speedboat approximately 600 yards from the town's jetty. Although the crew were paged at 17:13, and the boat launched immediately, the speedboat owner had managed to reach the shore under his own power by the time the D-Class reached the jetty. Full details here.

DOGS RESCUED FROM BRIDGWATER BAY
Posted 4 September, 2004
Burnham-On-Sea's D-Class lifeboat was called out on both Friday September 3 and Saturday September 4 to rescue dogs in Bridgwater Bay amid concerns that the owners would enter the water to rescue their pets.
On both occasions the lifeboat was quickly returned to the RNLI station so that it was ready for any further launches. Full details here.

LIFEBOATS CALLED OUT AFTER SUICIDE THREAT
Posted 24 August, 2004
Both of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboats were called out by Coastguards in the early hours of Tuesday August 24th after a man entered Bridgwater Bay and threatened to commit suicide.
The 20 year-old male was shoulder-deep in water. Full details here.

MUD RESCUE BID AT BREAN DOWN
Posted 19 August, 2004
Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat was launched on Thursday August 19 to help rescue a father and son who had got into difficulties in dangerous mud on the beach at Brean Down.
The Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT HELPS SPEEDBOAT TO SHORE
Posted 17 August, 2004
A speedboat with three crew onboard was helped to shore by Burnham's Lifeboat on Tuesday night, August 17, after the craft lost power and began drifting out of Bridgwater Bay with the falling tide. Coastguards called on Burnham-On-Sea RNLI to assist, and the Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched shortly afterwards at 21:40. Full details here.

NIGHT LAUNCH FOR BURNHAM LIFEBOAT
Posted 7 August, 2004
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched to help in the search for two people reported missing in the sea near the town's old Lighthouse. They were found and returned to the shore to a waiting ambulance. Full details here.

FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER ENGINE FAILURE
Posted 2 August, 2004
Four fishermen were rescued by Burnham-On-Sea RNLI after their boat's engine failed in Bridgwater Bay. The lifeboat was launched at lunchtime on Monday August 2nd after Coastguards called on them to assist the boat. Full details here.

SPEEDBOAT HELPED TO SAFETY
Posted 9 July, 2004
Coastguards requested the assistance of Burnham-On-Sea RNLI after a speedboat was reported to be in difficulties in the River Parrett, approximately one mile past Combwich. The Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched. Full details here.

RNLI HELP POLICE IN SEARCH FOR WOMAN
Posted 18 June, 2004
Swansea Coastguard called on Burnham-On-Sea RNLI to assist police in the search for a woman who was reported missing.
Both lifeboats were launched and conducted searches of the coastline in both directions. Full details here.

LIFEBOAT HELPS DINGHY IN RIVER BRUE
Posted 11 June, 2004
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's D class lifeboat was launched on June 11th shortly after 16:15 to aid a dinghy in the River Brue. The sailor, who was returning to Burnham-On-Sea's Sailing Club, had lost an oar. Full details here.


BOTH LIFEBOATS ASSIST MAN OVERBOARD
Posted 5 June, 2004
The Burnham-on-Sea 'D-Class' lifeboat was launched at approximately 18:55 hrs, followed shortly after by the Staines Whitfield to assist in the recovery of a man who had fallen overboard from an anchored yacht. The yacht's owner, a 50 year old male, had apparently slipped over the side while recovering his anchor, and was unable to clamber back on board. Full details here.

SEARCH FOR MISSING PERSON AT BREAN
Posted 16 May, 2004
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI received a call from Swansea Coastguard at 15:06 on Sunday May 16 to help in the search for a missing person at Brean Down. Burnham's 'D-Class' lifeboat was launched with a crew of three. Full details here.

WALKERS RESCUED BY RNLI CREW
Posted 3 April, 2004

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI has conducted its first shout. The B795 lifeboat was on a routine navigational exercise to Minehead when it was diverted to two adults and two dogs cut off by the tide on the coastline near Watchet. Full details here.


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