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April 18, 2009
holidaymakers rescued by Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crew
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).
couple, Anthony Collis, 25, and partner Deborah, 30, from Perth,
set sail from Burnham beach in their inflatable dinghy on Saturday
lunchtime and found themselves being swept out into the channel
by the receding tide.
Staines Whitfield lifeboat was launched and the couple were taken
onboard about half a mile north of Stert Island before being safely
brought back to shore.
were lifted onto the launch vehicle, Kay's Cart, before being
driven to the top of the beach where they were met by Coastguards.
had no idea that the tides here can be dangerous," said Anthony.
lifeboat crew did an excellent job and were very friendly. Top
been swept out into the sea and were trying to paddle back in
when the lifeboat came out to us."
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