May 8, 2018
Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards help reunite lost girl with father on beach

A concerned father was reunited with his daughter after she went missing on Berrow beach over the Bank Holiday weekend.

On Monday, members of Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard's team were driving along the coastline during a patrol on Berrow Beach when they a lady alerted them that she had found a young girl wandering around, alone and lost.

One of the Coastguard team stayed with the lost girl while the others got the rescue truck and drove along the beach to see if they could find the parents.

Fortunately, they quickly spotted a man who was looking worried and had waved them down to ask if they had seen his daughter.

"He had taken a picture of her that morning when they had arrived on the beach, which was a great help in instantly identifying that it was the same child," a Coastguard spokesman told

"We quickly reunited all the relieved family members who were very thankful."

"It is easy for a child to become lost and disorientated on the beach, especially on ones this busy, it was a recurring theme all across the country today with the majority of call outs being for lost children."

After the pair had been reunited the team continued their patrol along the beach and onto Brean Down.

On their travels they met with people who needed towing and stopped to see if the beach wardens needed help with an older person who had spent too long in the sun without drinking.

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: "Overall it was a very quiet and safe Bank Holiday on our local beaches, we hope this is a sign that our message is starting to have an impact on safety in the area."

"But no matter what, we will always be on call to help those who need it, when they need it."

If you see someone in difficulty or danger along the coastline call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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