August 30, 2016
Missing pensioner found safe and well after search by crews in Brean

A large-scale search was launched in Brean and Burnham-On-Sea last night for a missing pensioner.

The 84 year-old man was reported to be missing at around 4.30pm by his concerned family while visiting Stardust Amusements in Brean.

Police called out Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, alongside BARB Search & Rescue, to find the man.

A thorough foot search of the village and beach was launched and the police helicopter also scoured the tideline from the air.

Following a possible sighting of the man on Burnham seafront, a separate search of The Esplanade was also undertaken. The man was ultimately found safe and well and the crews were stood down.

Burnham Coastguard Officer Dave Welland said: "This was a good multi-agency search for a missing person whom the family had a lot of concerns for. It was a good result in the end."


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