'missing person' found safe after clothes found in Brean
Coastguards were called out on Sunday afternoon (December 10th)
to conduct a search for a possible missing person at Brean.
were called out just before 3.30pm after abandoned clothing and
personal items were discovered.
were requested by the Police as a member of public had found some
clothing, a mobile phone and a wallet," said a Coastguard spokesman.
the weather taking a cold turn and the snow falling it was possible
that the person could be vulnerable, or attempting to enter the
we arrived on the scene, closer investigation revealed an identity
from the wallet while a small local search of the immediate area
was carried out."
this was happening a very embarrassed person approached the team
and made it known that the items were his."
a Christmas celebration the night before he had got a bit worse
for wear and somehow lost his clothes, phone and wallet and had
turned up at home in just his boxer shorts."
he was OK and we all turned up to the items around the same time
saving us carrying out a prolonged search."
be careful if are out and about for the festive period, all that
extra alcohol and the cold weather is not a good mix."
if you do find yourself in difficulty along the coast, dial 999
and ask for the Coastguards."
for this person it was nothing more than a red face and a story
of how he lost his clothes."
Search & Rescue's volunteers were also called out after Coastguards
got to the scene and were stood down just before the team was leaving
Burnham Coastguards at the scene in Brean (photo Burnham Coastguard
Rescue Team/Maritime & Coastguard Agency)