Updated: December 25, 2012
Burnham Coastguards in Christmas Day search for missing person

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards' Christmas lunches were interrupted when they were called out to search for a suspected missing person.

Coastguards from Burnham and Weston were called to Brean Down at 1.45pm to assist the police with the search for a man who was believed to have entered the sea at Uphill.

An extensive search was carried out by the teams and an RAF helicopter plus two Weston lifeboats but no-one was found.

"We searched a wide area around the Down, but no trace of a missing person was found and the matter was therefore left in the hands of police," a Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

The spokesman added that the initial description given to police was vague and it is believed it was a false alarm, albeit with good intentions.

Pictured: Top, the helicopter search underway on Tuesday afternoon in Brean (Pic: Nick Whetstone)


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