Burnham-On-Sea’s emergency services were called out late last night (Monday) to reports of a person in a ‘distressed’ state in the sea. 

Police, fire, ambulance, Coastguards, RNLI and BARB crews were called to Burnham beach at around 11pm where a person was in the water opposite The Reed’s Arms.

A Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at around 11pm to assist in searching for a woman in the water at Burnham-On-Sea beach.”

“Coastguard, RNLI and ambulance were all in attendance and the woman was found and rescued from the water.”

Burnham’s RNLI lifeboat crews were paged at 11.20pm after a distressed person was reported in the water adjacent to the town jetty.  Burnham Reach, the station D class lifeboat, was quickly transported to the beach via Pier Street and launched.  

The casualty, a woman, was spotted, and transported back to shore into the arms of waiting paramedics.  Mission complete, the volunteer crew were stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard Control at approximately 11.40pm and the boat recovered back to the lifeboat station for wash-down.

RNLI Helmsman Tim Walters said: “The tide was pretty much at slack water, which was lucky for the casualty as there wasn’t much tide flow. We reached her at around 11.37pm and transported her to the beach to  the waiting police, fire and paramedics.  She was exhibiting signs of hypothermia and confusion.”

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