woman found on Brean Down after major three-hour search
major search was carried out on Brean Down on Wednesday (September
28th) after a woman in a distressed state was reported missing.
of Coastguards from Burnham and Weston joined police and crewmembers
from BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) in conducting a three-hour
search of the area amid serious concerns for the welfare of the
Weston lifeboats and a police helicopter were also called in to
scour the area around the Down as well as the rocky outcrop itself.
lady was eventually found on a secluded grassy slope on the north
side of the Down in a 'distressed' state.
Ian Kennett from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
lady was reported missing at 1.30pm by her concerned relatives
and a thorough search was carried out to find her, resulting in
her being found shortly after 5pm."
was an excellent example of a co-ordinated search by various agencies
working together. "I would like to thank the BARB volunteers,
Coastguards and lifeboat crews for their help."
Coastguard Officer Steve Bird told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There
were serious concerns for the welfare of the lady, so this was
a good outcome to what could have been a very different ending."