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'Distressed' woman rescued from
rocks at Brean Down
D-Class lifeboat is shown launching at 19:25 hours on Monday evening,
September 5th, to help in the rescue of a woman reported to be
in a "distressed" condition on rocks at Brean Down after
being cut off by the incoming tide.
the town's lifeboats were called to the scene along with Burnham-On-Sea
Coastguards and a police helicopter from Wales.
arrival at the incident, the crew of Burnhams Atlantic 75
lifeboat, The Staines Whitfield, spotted the casualty sitting
on a rock, a mile out from the shoreline close to the foot of
middle-aged woman, from Radstock in Somerset, was taken off the
rocks by the RNLI crew onboard 'Gobal Marine', the D-Class lifeboat.
A crew member equipped with a radio and spare lifejacket landed
on the rocks and helped the lady onboard.
was then returned to the beach by the crew where she was met by
paramedics and taken away in an ambulance to Weston General Hospital.
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