One of Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercrafts was diverted from a training session to check on the safety of four people wading across the mudflats at Brean on Saturday (September 26th).

The Spirit Of Lelaina hovercraft was training on Berrow beach, as pictured, when a beach warden at nearby Brean spotted the group of four walking out across the mudflats almost half a mile from the top of the beach.

The hovercraft’s crew quickly changed their plans and flew north towards Brean Down to investigate.

BARB Operations Manager Steve Perks said: “The four people seemed to be trying to wade out across the mudflats to reach the sea, which was still some way out. As there was some concern for them, we checked on their safety but on this occasion they were not in difficulty and were able to walk back to the sand.”

“We always advise people to stay clear of the mud and enjoy the hard sand along the top of the beach, which is very safe.”


Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site