Teenagers rescued from Birnbeck after dangerous trespassing act
PUBLISHED: 16:06 17 February 2018
Several teenagers have been rescued after trespassing on Weston-super-Mare’s derelict Birnbeck Island.
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.”