Huge search for missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate
are asking residents in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area to
check outbuildings and sheds, and motorists to review their dash
cam footage, amid an ongoing search for missing man Dean Tate.
Tate, 40, pictured, has been missing since 10pm on Friday
evening (February 23rd).
search operation has involved Police, Avon and Somerset Search and
Rescue, HM Coastguard, BARB Search & Rescue, the RNLI, Avon
Fire and Rescue, and Devon and Cornwall Police, as pictured here.
Sergeant Grant Boyd said: "Deans disappearance is out
of character and were increasingly concerned for his welfare."
continue to need the publics help and are now asking people
in the area to check their sheds and garages in case Dean has sought
also keen for motorists who may have driven through the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge areas between 10pm on Friday and this morning to
review their footage for signs of Dean."
is white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short dark brown hair
and brown eyes.
he was last seen he was wearing a black short-sleeved T-shirt with
badges on the arms, black jeans and black Nike trainers. He also
wore a heavy brown leather Superdry jacket.
Boyd added: "Specialist police search advisors are co-ordinating
the search and were using a significant amount of resources,
including the police helicopter and dogs."
The fire service searching a drain at Apex Park's lakes on Sunday
from Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue, HM Coastguard, BARB Search
& Rescue, the RNLI, Avon Fire and Rescue and Devon and Cornwall
Police are also assisting our efforts to find Dean."
added: "We strongly urge any members of the public who wish
to help, to think of their own personal safety before looking for
are several watercourses in the area and the water at this time
of year can be icy cold and very dangerous to even the young and
fit. Please dont put yourself at risk."
BARB's multi-terrain vehicle was used to scour river banks
you see Dean, or have information which could help the Police, call
101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218042329.
partner, Sarah Jane Reeve, and children say they are "extremely
just want him home safe," they said in a social media post
on Saturday. "If anyone has seen Dean Tate please let me know
- me and the kids are extremely worried."
investigating footprints across the mud in the River Brue
foot search involving Coastguards and BARB crews was underway
and Somerset Search & Rescue set up their base at Apex Park
RNLI was also called out to search river banks and the estuary
lifeboat crew near the Clyce in Highbridge on Sunday afternoon
search of the banks of the River Brue, Parret and Huntspill was
fire service's boat at Apex Park's lakes on Sunday