March 4, 2018
Search for missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate in second week

The search for missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate has entered its second week with no sign of him found.

The 40-year-old was last seen at the TA8s bar in Pier Street in Burnham-On-Sea at 2am on Saturday, February 24th after earlier visiting the nearby Somerset and Dorset pub.

Signals from his mobile phone were last picked up at around 3am last Saturday morning and he has not been seen since which his family says is out of character.

Residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been searching for Mr Tate without success.

Local Police, fire, Coastguard, BARB and RNLI crews have also been involved in major search of Apex Park, local lakes, rivers and the coastline to find him.

Detective Sergeant Grant Boyd said: "Dean’s disappearance is out of character and we’re increasingly concerned for his welfare."

Pictured: Divers searching Apex Park lakes in Highbridge

Police are still appealing for anyone who has seen him since 2am on Saturday to contact them.

If you see Dean, or have information which could help Burnham-On-Sea Police, call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218042329.

A huge search operation started on Saturday, February 24th. Crews searched rivers, lakes, beaches and open land around Burnham for any trace of him.

Pictured: Coastguards and BARB crews searching river banks

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.

The new photos below were released by Police last week in the hope that he would be spotted.

Detective Sergeant Grant Boyd added: "We strongly urge any members of the public who wish to help, to think of their own personal safety before looking for Dean.

"There 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 don’t put yourself at risk."

If you see Dean, or have information which could help the Police, call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218042329.


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