August 2, 2017
Search for 'missing swimmer' at Brean called off as he's found safely

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards, BARB and RNLI crews were called out this morning (Wednesday) to search for a suspected missing swimmer.

The crews were paged at 7.20am after the swimmer had been seen entering the sea on Brean beach at around 4am.

When the swimmer’s clothes were spotted still in a pile on the beach at 7am, Milford Haven Coastguard instigated a thorough search by all agencies.

Fortunately, the crews were stood down at around 7.50am when the man was found safe and well.

RNLI Helmsman Nick Edrich said: "We were tasked to search the beach from the seawards side, from Burnham to Brean Down, whilst Burnham and Weston coastguards and BARB liaised to locate the suspected casualty on the beach."


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