children found in search by Burnham Coastguards and BARB
hovercraft and a team of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea were
called out during Saturday's Weston Air Day to search for three
Coastguards were on a safety patrol on Brean Down - where large
crowds had gathered to watch
the air show as pictured above - when they were called to
Weston to join the search.
Coastguard Officer Ian Jefferies said: "There was concern
for a missing seven year-old boy who had not been seen for some
time by his family."
assisted Weston Coastguards in searching for the boy at the height
of the air show during the Red Arrows display and the BARB hovercraft
helped with a shoreline search. Fortunately, he was found safe
and well and reunited with his grateful mother."
in the afternoon, Burnham Coastguards were called out again to
search for a missing boy and girl, aged 13 and 10, on Weston beach
- both of whom were successfully found after an extensive search
which also involved the police.
BARB hovercraft searching the shoreline for the missing children
during Saturday's air show, as seen from Brean Down
seven year-old boy was checked over by an ambulance crew after
being successfully found during Saturday's search