Teenagers rescued from Birnbeck after dangerous trespassing act

PUBLISHED: 16:06 17 February 2018

The coastguard and police were dispatched to the scene in Weston-super-Mare. Picture: @ASPWeston-super-Mare

The coastguard and police were dispatched to the scene in Weston-super-Mare. Picture: @ASPWeston-super-Mare

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Several teenagers have been rescued after trespassing on Weston-super-Mare’s derelict Birnbeck Island.

The coastguard were dispatched to the scene in Weston-super-Mare. Picture: @ASPWeston-super-Mare The coastguard were dispatched to the scene in Weston-super-Mare. Picture: @ASPWeston-super-Mare

Four youngsters had accessed the private island despite the inherent danger.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary joined Weston-super-Mare Coastguard to rescue the teens.

A spokesman for the police said the four ‘breached the gates of Birnbeck Pier and trespassed on the pier’.

They added: “Fortunately no-one was injured on this occasion but please understand this is a restricted and dangerous area.”

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