Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: March 1, 2009
Huge search conducted in Burnham-On-Sea for missing pensioner

A team of Coastguards, police and volunteers from Burnham-On-Sea rescue charity BARB conducted a search for a missing person on Sunday afternoon (March 1st).

A frail, elderly man in his 70s went missing from a residential nursing home on Sunday morning, prompting worried staff to call emergency services for help.

Around 15 people from Burnham police, Burnham Coastguards and BARB were involved in the two-hour search.

BARB Operations Manager Steve Perks told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The beach, seafront, town centre and the banks of the River Brue were searched for several hours, until the man was eventually found several miles away at the Clyce in Highbridge."

"He was unhurt and completely unaware of the search operation that had been launched to find him."

Our photo shows police on Burnham seafront during Sunday's search


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