Coastguards called to semi-conscious man on Brean Down
Coastguards were called out on Sunday (June 10th) to help a man
on Brean Down who had been found semi-conscious in a bramble bush.
Coastguards were tasked to help the man just after 12.15pm after
the alarm was raised by several walkers.
spokesman said: "In some of the hottest weather we have experienced
this year, Brean Down is not somewhere you want to wake up after
a heavy night."
had been found passed out in a bramble bush and unable to be woken.
The people who found him had tried to walk him back but he was still
under the affects and unable to travel far."
kind walkers had given him some water to help re-hydrate him after
spending most of the morning in the hot sun."
arrived on scene and met with the beachwarden who gave us as much
information as he'd been able to gather."
wasn't much medically wrong so it was decided to transport him down
to the base of the Down, ready to hand over to either the Ambulance
or the Police."
we waited for the other services, two of our Coastguard Team were
carrying out some enquiries in the holiday park he was staying.
Having caught up with some of the others from his group they were
able to ease everyone's worries. The Police arrived shortly after,
and reunited everyone."
was a lucky escape for the person in question as they were attempting
to follow the lights that were on the beach which led them to almost
falling off of the edge of the Down. This could have resulted in
a catastrophic fall, a bramble bush in this instance was the best
was a vulnerable person who found himself in a very dangerous situation."
reading this it can be easy to assume that this was just someone
overdoing the weekend session, but not every incident is as black
and white as it seems."
can be many reasons why people end up in incidents such as this.
We never judge people or make an assumption of why they are in their
predicament. We are here to help those when help is needed. Sometimes
in life we all need that helping hand."
out of the sun and with some water onboard and a bit of sleep he
will wake up with a fair headache."
raise the alarm about someone along the coastline who you are concerned
for, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.