March 1, 2009
search conducted in Burnham-On-Sea for missing pensioner
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).
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.
15 people from Burnham police, Burnham Coastguards and BARB were
involved in the two-hour search.
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."
was unhurt and completely unaware of the search operation that
had been launched to find him."
photo shows police on Burnham seafront during Sunday's search
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