Coastguards called out to 'people in difficulty'
Coastguards were called out on Thursday evening (October 4th) to
investigate reports of several people in possible difficulty in
mud on the town's beach.
were called out at 7.30pm and were tasked to investigate reports
of persons in the mud towards the Lower Lighthouse area.
said: "We made our way along to the concerned member of the
public who gave us some more accurate details of the location of
the persons. Once we had established this we made our way along
the beach to investigate further."
we were close enough in the vehicle, we sent two Coastguard Rescue
Officers on foot to take a look."
soon established contact with the persons who were just out enjoying
a spot of fishing."
is a regular spot for fishermen all year round so we had an educated
guess this would be the case, but as always we have to be 100% sure
and we never leave anything to chance."
a brief chat and ensuring everyone was safe and accounted for we
were able to stand down and return to station."
there was no-one in danger in this instance the call was the right
one to make as if anyone is concerned it is better to have it checked."
all, if it was left and someone was in difficulty then we may not
reach them in time."
never be afraid to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard, we are here
to help and to deal with any emergency situation along the coast."
Coastguards on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Thursday night (pic Burnham