BARB called to Weston to search for missing person
from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue were called to Weston
beach on Wednesday (October 10th) to join the search for a vulnerable
BARB's hovercrafts were requested by Coastguards to search the beach
near the Grand Pier at 12.30pm amid concern that the missing person
was in mud.
Police, ambulance and Coastguards from Weston and Clevedon were
also on scene.
casualty was initially visible so a full search of the beach was
undertaken by both BARB's hovercrafts due to the potential seriousness
of the situation.
and Police also used the end of the pier as a vantage point to scour
the beach and mudflats using binoculars.
initial missing person was eventually found by police. A separate
person, a man in his 40s, was flown back to the beach from the mudflats
on the hovercraft as a precautionary measure.
Coastguard Co-ordination centre stood stood down the crews just