search for missing person in Burnham-On-Sea finds man
major beach search operation was launched in Burnham-On-Sea during
the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) for a missing person.
of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were joined by volunteers
from BARB Search & Rescue at 1.20am.
follows a Police report that a vulnerable man had gone missing.
Police asked for a full search of Burnham beach and the surrounding
Spirit of Lelaina 2 hovercraft was launched with two Coastguard
mud technicians onboard to complete a torch-lit search of the tideline
and mudflats for any sign of the missing person.
also carried out foot searches along the beach, sea wall and along
the sands to Berrow point.
man was found safely just after 2.30am and the crews were stood
down after a good multi-agency search which close team working,"
said a Coastguard spokesman.
a separate call-out an hour before the incident, BARB's crew was
also tasked at 12.17am with helping Coastguards with a vehicle rescue
in Weston. A car had got stuck on the beach next to the Grand Pier
and was successfully pulled free.