Huge search continues for 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 today
Tate, 40, pictured above, has been missing since 10pm on
Friday evening (February 23rd) and a huge search operation is underway.
search has involved Police, Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue,
HM Coastguard, BARB Search & Rescue, the RNLI, the fire service,
and Devon and Cornwall Police, as pictured here.
search of the banks of the River Brue, Parret and Huntspill underway
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. When 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."
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."
The fire service searching a drain at Apex Park's lakes
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."
you see Dean, or have information which could help the Police, call
101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218042329.
BARB's multi-terrain vehicle was used to scour river banks
spokesman added: "This is an ongoing incident and we are aware
that there are many concerned members of the public. We ask that
anyone out searching doesn't risk their own safety."
stay away from the edge of any water and away from muddy areas,
we don't want people becoming casualties as this will also divert
resources from the task in hand. If you have any new information
then dial 101 and quote Ref:5218042329."
partner, Sarah Jane Reeve, and children say they are "extremely
worried". "We 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 along the coastline
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
fire service's boat searching the banks of Apex Park's lakes on