Published: August 5, 2011
Search conducted for missing man in Burnham-On-Sea area

A huge search operation was launched along Burnham's coastline on Friday afternoon (August 5th) after a 44-year-old man went missing

Stephen Ball - who police believe is in a depressed state - went missing at about 1pm after leaving his girlfriend’s house in Westonzoyland.

A search of the beach between Burnham-On-Sea and Brean was launched, involving crews from Burnham and Weston Coastguards and BARB, plus an RAF helicopter.

Police spokeswoman Cath Foster told "Police believe that Mr Ball may be in the Westonzoyland area or could have travelled to the Burnham-On-Sea area."

"He is described as a white man, 5ft 10ins tall with a shaven head, and is thought to be wearing a white T-shirt, dark blue shorts and green shoes/plimsolls. He may also be carrying a dark blue hooded top. Stephen is believed to be depressed and may appear confused or distressed."

Anyone spotting him is asked to contact police at Bridgwater on 0845 4567000.

Pictured: Burnham's BARB and Coastguard crews were joined by an RAF helicopter in the search on Berrow beach this afternoon


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