RNLI called after woman collapses on beach
- Credit: Mike Lang/RNLI
A woman collapsed on a Somerset beach on New Year’s Day.
Burnham-on-Sea RNLI was dispatched by the coastguard to Berrow beach yesterday lunchtime as there was an incoming tide.
A spokesman for the RNLI said: “Lifeboat volunteers and their families were at home quietly enjoying their family time, when peace and quiet was interrupted by pager alerts at 12.15pm.
“Both lifeboats were speedily transported to Burnham beach by the shore crew, and proceeded to launch.
“Burnham’s Atlantic 75 was actually launched, while the D Class lifeboat Burnham Reach had reached the water when the volunteers were stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard Control.
You may also want to watch:
“Both lifeboats were returned to the lifeboat station for wash-down, ready for the next launch.”
Volunteer lifeboat press officer Mike Lang said: “A shout can happen at any time and our volunteer crews are available 24/7.”
- 1 Large-scale offshore rig to be built at Weston's Tropicana next year as part of UK-wide project
- 2 New principal appointed at academy
- 3 North Somerset Covid case rate at its highest
- 4 Claim for judicial review delays school expansion for vulnerable children
- 5 Executive four-bedroom nearly-new house near town centre
- 6 North Somerset risks 43,000 false-negative PCRs after lab mix up
- 7 Weston families 'deciding between keeping children warm or fed'
- 8 Weston pub to undergo renovations to restore 19th century look
- 9 New officer verification process introduced by police
- 10 PICTURES: Runners brave the elements at Weston Super Half