in beach search after group of walkers gets into difficulty
and Coastguards carried out a search of the mudflats at Brean
on Wednesday evening (July 25th) after a group of four people
were reported to be in difficulty.
beachwarden alerted Coastguards at 5.15pm after spotting the walkers
struggling through waist-deep mud half a mile from the shore in
an attempt to reach the sea.
team of Burnham Coastguards and two rescue hovercrafts from BARB
(Burnham Area Rescue Boat) were called to the scene.
man and three children managed to get back to the shore, but concerns
about a further two walkers led to the shoreline being searched
using The Light Of Elizabeth rescue hovercraft.
beachwarden Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The four
people were a long way from the shore and carried on walking when
I called. When they reached the deeper mud, my concern increased
and the Coastguard was contacted."
Coastguard Station Officer Steve Bird said: "This incident
serves as a fresh reminder about not walking across the mudflats.
People can quickly get into difficulty."
incident comes just four days after a group of Spanish
holidaymakers was walked to safety by Coastguards after getting
into difficulty in the same area.