"A father and son have been rescued from the coast around North Somerset for the second time in 24 hours."
Just spotted this - totally ON topic as they were in an inflatable - probably not the sort any of us would consider though!
Hope they got a right bollocking!
It amazes me how quick the coastguard are to rescue people who have been cut off - on the Gower coast there are several islands that are accesible at low tide - rarely does a week go by that some idiot doesn't get themselves cut off and then expect to be rescued - don't they realise all they have to do is wait a few hours and they can walk across?
The coastguard say that they rescue the people because otherwise they would try to swim across - fair enough but personally I would send the boat out with a loudhailer and tell them to bloody wait for the next tide - may just teach them a lesson!
Love the hovercraft in the photo - I want one!!!