for boy, 4, missing in sea underway in Burnham-On-Sea
major search operation for a four year-old boy who went missing
from the end of Burnham's jetty was underway on Sunday, August
helicopters, three teams of Coastguards, plus four lifeboats and
hovercraft crews conducted a huge search of Bridgwater Bay after
eyewitnesses saw the youngster go missing from the end of Burnham's
jetty at around 6pm.
Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The parents
of the child have been treated on scene after they went in after
the boy and required medical treatment for water ingestion."
"A member of the public dialled 999 at 6.04pm to inform
Swansea Coastguard that they had seen two adults go in the water
to attempt to rescue a small child and that they needed medical
Coastguard sent the Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard rescue team to the
scene, along with two Burnham-On-Sea RNLI lifeboats."
The Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Portland was also on scene,
along with a police helicopter, BARB and Avon ambulance service.
coastline and waters were searched for any sight of the missing
RNLI, BARB and Coastguard crew members, equipped with ropes,
searched the shallow waters along the beach and the River Brue
estuary for over three hours until darkness fell.