Coastguards in Christmas Day search for missing person
Coastguards' Christmas lunches were interrupted when they were
called out to search for a suspected missing person.
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.
extensive search was carried out by the teams and an RAF helicopter
plus two Weston lifeboats but no-one was found.
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.
spokesman added that the initial description given to police was
vague and it is believed it was a false alarm, albeit with good
Top, the helicopter search underway on Tuesday afternoon in Brean
(Pic: Nick Whetstone)