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Vandals smash charity shop windows

Damage to the Burnham-on-Sea RNLI shop Credit: Burnham-on-Sea RNLI

Vandals have struck a RNLI charity shop smashing windows and badly damaging others.

The RNLI shop, and a children's charity shop, on Burnham High Street are both counting the costs of the damage after the vandals struck on Saturday.

Neither shop had anything stolen.

Our RNLI shop volunteers are angry and upset. Repair will eat into a sizeable chunk of our fundraisng.

– Burnham-on-Sea RNLI
RNLI volunteer Mary Summers highlighting the damage Credit: Burnham-on-Sea RNLI


Teenage girl rescued after falling into gully at Cornish beach

Lifeguards stretcher the girl away from Trebarwith Credit: RNLI

A teenage girl was rescued by lifeguards after falling 15ft into a narrow gully at Trebarwith Strand on the north Cornish coast. The 15 year-old suffered a suspected broken ankle and was complaining of back pain.

The rescue was among several incidents that the RNLI were called out to yesterday.

"It was quite a tricky extraction from such a confined space. All of the lifeguards worked really well together to assess the casualty and safely move her to a more stable spot where the Coastguard team were able to airlift her to Derriford Hospital for treatment."

– Chris Wafer, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor


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