Burnham-on-Sea’s RNLI lifeboats have feature in local author’s latest book release.

Puffin is mentioned in chapter nine of Damien Boyd’s novel, Dead Level, when his main character DI Nick Dixon is rescued from the side of Brean Down, by the Burnham RNLI volunteers.

Damien Boyd is famous for writing his stories around locations in Somerset, and his fifth story in his crime series was launched on March 15.

For the lifeboat rescue episode, Damien spent an evening at Burnham RNLI lifeboat station quizzing the crew and various volunteers on strategy and tactics.

Volunteer lifeboats press officer, Mike Lang, said: "The sequence of events in chapter nine also emphasizes the strategic importance of D Class lifeboat Puffin, due for replacement soon, after ten years of active service."