Huge search for missing boy, 4, continues in Burnham-On-Sea
major search operation for a four year-old boy who went missing
from the end of Burnham's jetty last night is continuing today
Coastguards, lifeboats and hovercraft crews continued to search
the sea and mudflats with no sign of the youngster being found.
50 people are today searching the coastline for the missing four
year-old, including two hovercrafts from BARB (Burnham Area Rescue
Boat), two RNLI lifeboats and scores of land searchers.
helicopters, three teams of Coastguards, plus four lifeboats and
hovercraft crews conducted a huge search of Bridgwater Bay after
eyewitnesses saw the youngster in the water at the end of Burnham's
jetty at just before 6pm.
A member of the public dialled 999 to inform Swansea Coastguard
that they had seen two adults go into the water to attempt to
rescue the child and that they needed medical assistance.
Coastguard spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The parents
of the child were treated on scene after they went in after the
boy and required medical treatment for water ingestion."
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 assistance."
"Swansea Coastguard sent the Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard rescue
team to the scene, along with the 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 several hours.