Burnham-On-Sea’s marine rescue services were called out twice on Saturday (April 13th) to two separate incidents.

Crews from BARB Search & Rescue were called out at 1.50pm to assist Coastguards and Police following concerns for the welfare of a ‘despondent person’ on Burnham jetty.

BARB’s Water Rescue Team was tasked with backing up the Police, who spoke to the person and then took her away to safety.

In a second, separate incident at 10.45pm, Coastguards, BARB and Burnham RNLI crews were paged after Police reported a person was in difficulty on Brean beach.

Burnham and Weston Coastguards, plus BARB and the RNLI, were called to reports of a missing person, possibly stuck in quick sand on Brean beach.

Both BARB’s hovercraft were taken by road to the rendezvous point at Brean’s Warren Farm Holiday Park and Burnham’s lifeboat was launched.

Minutes later, Avon and Somerset Police, who were leading the incident, found the person safely near Brean Cove and the crews were stood down.