crews called to two people 'cut off by tide at Brean'
Coastguards and lifeboats were called to Brean Down on Wednesday
(February 8th) amid concern for two people who appeared to be cut
off by the incoming tide.
teams were paged just before 4pm to assist two people on the southern
side of Brean Down.
Station Officer Dave Welland spoke to the person who had raised
the alarm and spotted the location of the two people.
persons were in view and at the base of the Down for sometime while
the rescue units were en-route," said a spokesman.
a few moments before our arrival one started to climb the side of
the Down and after a short time it became apparent they were actually
climbers. Often they will walk out during low tide and climb the
Down while the tide is in, and then safely make their way back once
it has receded."
they were both at the base with their equipment out of view it was
not obvious they were climbers and was easy to think they were cut
first informant was apologetic and thought she'd wasted our time,
but in fact she had made made the right call. Please don't feel
that you shouldn't call it in as it's better to be called and not
needed than called too late."
RNLI lifeboats did a quick search of the South side of the Down
to ensure there was no-one else, and stood down and returned to