Coastguards and BARB hovercraft called to six mud walkers
Coastguards and BARB hovercrafts were called to Weston beach on
Wednesday evening (June 6th) amid concern for six young people seen
in the mud.
from Burnham were called to the beach near the Grand Pier at just
before 7pm to back up Weston Coastguards, as pictured here.
a brief period of assessing the situation it was clear that although
the six people were struggling they were also making steady progress
back towards the hard sand," said a Coastguard spokesman.
tide was a fair distance off and they were in only mild peril as
opposed to danger to life."
were continually monitored until they reached the safety of the
beach and then given safety advice by two Coastguards."
our way back we decided to patrol our own beaches from Brean to
Burnham which was lucky, one person had been off walking when the
beach had closed trapping their car on the beach."
we have keys to the gates we were able to assist them, however there
were a few cars that had blocked the entrance to the beach. This
is emergency access to the beach and should anyone be in trouble
we might not be able to reach them. Please do not park in front
of the gates. Fortunately both car drivers were just heading back
and removed their vehicles in time."
you see anyone in danger or difficulty along the coast dial 999
and ask for the Coastguards.