Berrow beach walker Graham Parker had a surprise when he found this 8ft long swordfish washed up on the tideline on Monday (July 8th).

Graham told “It’s not what you come across every day on Berrow beach!”

“An 8ft swordfish was where the cars park on Berrow beach. When I got there, the beachwarden had everything in hand.”

“I think a team of marine medics were on site to recover it. I think it must have come in on last night’s high tide – you could see where it had been thrashing about as the tide went out.”

The discovery will remind readers of some other unusual beach finds over the years.

In 2009, a huge 10-metre long whale was spotted in the waters off Burnham-On-Sea. In 2010, a stranded seal was rescued on Burnham-On-Sea beach. A young common seal was also rescued from Brean beach in 2008.

And last year, a large porpoise was rescued near Burnham-On-Sea lighthouse by crews from Burnham’s BARB Search & Rescue.


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