Two windsurfers rescued by hovercraft and lifeboats at Berrow
hovercraft, lifeboats and Coastguards were called out to rescue
two windsurfers on Saturday (May 26th) after they got into difficulty
in strong winds and thick mud.
Coastguards were initially called to Berrow Beach at
1pm after the beach warden raised the alarm when he spotted the
two men half a mile from the shore, struggling to return in strong
lifeboats retrieved the surfers to the sea's edge and Burnham's
new hovercraft - which was undergoing training in the area at
the time - brought the men back from the thick mud to the safety
of the hard sand.
Coastguard Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The men
were struggling in the winds and the lifeboats assisted them to
the water's edge while the hovercraft flew out to them and brought
them back to the beach. It was a good joint operation."
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