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RNLI crew members assist with torch-lit
TORCH-LIT search of Burnham beach was carried out shortly after
9pm on Monday March 8 after a member of the public rang police
saying she'd heard distressed voices calling for help, shouting
that they were stuck in the mud.
Coastguard requested the help of RNLI crew members to conduct
a search of the beach between Burnham Pavilion and Burnham Jetty.
reported the incident to Swansea Coastguard, and RNLI crew members
were requested to carry out a torchlight search of the shoreline.
an RNLI boat crew who had just landed with the D-type lifeboat
Elsie Francis II assisted the coastguard with a search
of the beach.
search was finally called off at around 21:30, after a police
helicopter carried out a search of the area using thermal imaging
equipment, and pronounced the area clear.
was the second call on RNLI resources within the last two weeks.
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