Burnham-on-Sea RNLI paged for disabled jetski

Lifeboats News Release

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers were paged 16.20 pm this afternoon, on the hottest day of the year, after a jetski was reported as being disabled and drifting at the North end of Stert Island

The Jetski being towed back to Burnham beach.

RNLI/Mike Lang

The Jetski being towed back to Burnham beach.

Burnham-on-Sea D Class lifeboat Burnham Reach was quickly transported to the beach, and launched. The casualty was easily located in the reported area.

It was a simple task to transport the jetski rider, plus passenger (A man and a Woman), plus tow the jetski back to Burnham beach for recovery.

D Class helm Tim Walters said of the casualty; ‘Apparently, they ran aground and the engine stalled. Being unable to restart it, they risked being carried out to sea. They were very pleased to see us.’

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File name: Jetski towed(RNLI/Mike Lang)

The Jetski being towed back to Burnham beach.

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Making the jetski ready for the trailer

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A 8.5m Atlantic 85 named Doris Day and Brian plus a smaller 4.95m D class IB1 inflatable named Burnham Reach The station was opened officially on 15th May 2004, but has been operational since December 2003.

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Making the jetski ready for the trailer

RNLI/Mike Lang

Making the jetski ready for the trailer

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