found after search involving Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
body of a man was recovered from the sea on Thursday morning (August
16th) following a major search by Coastguards from Weston and
The body was found by the teams after a man was reported to be
missing near Weston's Birnbeck Pier.
Coastguards were called to provide extra manpower in the search
of the coastline at 7.30am.
search was launched after a passer-by spotted an abandoned wheelchair
on a path behind the town's Royal Pier Hotel. Tragically, a body
was found in the sea nearby at about 9.30am.