October 25, 2010
Coastguards search for missing fisherman
Coastguards launched a search for a missing fisherman on Sunday
evening (October 24th).
A team of nine Burnham Coastguards was called out at 4.15pm to
scour the coastline between West Huntspill and Brean for the man,
aged in his 40s.
Station officer Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
man had been reported missing and there was some concern for his
"We searched the river banks and beach between the Huntspill
Sluice and Brean Down, in addition to car parks, but found no
trace of him."
After several hours searching, police scaled down the search
when he was understood to have been found safe and well. The search
also involved other Coastguard teams in the region.