Published: January 21, 2011
Police divers carry out search of river near Burnham-On-Sea

Police divers carried out an underwater search of a river near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday (January 21st) in a hunt for dumped stolen property.

Divers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary's Underwater Search Unit carried out a day-long search of the Huntspill River at West Huntspill, as pictured here.

Police spokesman Wayne Baker confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our Underwater Search Unit has been carrying out a search of the river for stolen property that may have discarded during the past year."

He declined to say whether any valuables had been found, but Burnham-On-Sea.com's photographer saw several items being retrieved on Friday afternoon.

One of the divers emerging from the river on Friday afternoon

What appeared to be the wooden butt of a gun was retrieved

The police's Underwater Search Unit was at the scene throughout the day


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