August 5, 2011
conducted for missing man in Burnham-On-Sea area
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 girlfriends house
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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