Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards, RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crews were called out this morning (Friday) amid concern for the welfare of a fully-clothed person seen entering the sea.

Crews were called out just after 10.30am after the woman was seen wading into the water from Burnham-On-Sea’s main beach next to the jetty.

A Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard spokesman said: “We were tasked to assist the Lifeguards with a person who had entered the water as the tide was on it’s way out. They had spotted the person heading towards the water and set off to intervene.”

“The RNLI were quickly tasked and readied at the top of the jetty and our team were tasked as the HM Coastguard incident control.”

“Once the person had been led away from the water they took a few minutes on the jetty for a chat before the Police arrived and escorted the person to a place of safety.”

“This was a fast, reactive job that was dealt with in great fashion by the lifeguards on duty which meant all the assets that were quickly assembled on the top of the jetty in readiness were thankfully not needed to deploy.”

“If you spot anyone in difficulty or have concerns for someone’s welfare along the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”


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