issue beach safety warning after series of call-outs
in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being advised to take extra care
on local beaches following a series of incidents during the past
Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue have been called out
multiple times after visitors got stuck in beach mud.
boys aged up to 15 waded across the treacherous River Axe estuary
from Weston to Brean Down on Sunday afternoon, causing a call-out
for Coastguards, but no-one was hurt.
young girl also became stranded in mud on Brean beach, leading
to a call-out for BARB's rescue hovercraft.
gone a little too far out and had got into difficulty while playing,
but fortunately was fine," said Burnham Coastguard Officer
a seven year-old girl also went missing on Brean beach on Friday,
prompting an extensive search by Police, Coastguards and the BARB
was found one mile away, safe and well, while collecting shells
and had been oblivious to everyone's concerns after her,"
added Mr Jefferies.
BARB hovercrafts were also called to Weston when a group of more
than ten holidaymakers got into difficulty in beach mud.
been seen struggling on the low tideline in mud and were struggling
to walk back. Fortunately, the hovercraft and Coastguards was
able to guide them all back to safety," said a spokesman.
incidents have led to a fresh safety warning being issued by Burnham
advising that visitors enjoy our beaches safely - be aware of
tide times, stay out of the mud, and take note of warning signs,
and we'd encourage childen to play in those areas where there