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 "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'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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