Stranded walkers rescued by RNLI and Coastguards near Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 11:09 15 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:09 15 October 2016

The walkers were stranded by Brean Down when Weston-super-Mare's RNLI and Burnham-on-Sea's Coastguards came to their rescue.

The walkers were stranded by Brean Down when Weston-super-Mare's RNLI and Burnham-on-Sea's Coastguards came to their rescue.

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Lifeboat crews from Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea were called out yesterday evening (Friday) after three people were cut off by an 11-metre tide.

Weston’s RNLI and Burnham’s Coastguards were called at 5pm to reports of three people who were cut off by the tide on the south side of Brean Down.

The lifeboat crews helped the people, who had been out enjoying a walk, from the side of the down and brought them as close to the shore as possible. Coastguard members then escorted the group through the shallow water back to dry land, where some safety advice was issued.

A Burnham Coastguards spokesman said: “They were aware of the incoming tide but, on this occasion, got caught out by the speed of it.

“We ensured no medical treatment was needed and they thanked all involved for their help and went safely on their way.”

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