October 23, 2015
Crews search for possible missing person on Brean Down

A huge search for a potential missing person was launched on Brean Down by rescue crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Thursday (October 22nd).

Police, Coastguards, RNLI lifeboats and crewmembers from Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue were called out soon after 1pm after a walker reported finding a discarded bicycle and helmet on the Down.

Crews searched the cliffs and a large area of the rocky outcrop for any sight of the person, and were also assisted by a Coastguard helicopter, but no-one was found.

"A multi-agency search of a large area of the Down was conducted to ensure no-one was in difficulty," added a Coastguard spokesman.

"We always prefer to be called out to conduct searches like this if there is a possibility of someone being in difficulty."

Crews starting their search of the Down on Thursday afternoon

The bike found on Brean Down which sparked the search operation

Burnham and Weston Coastguards led the search operation


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