search for missing person at Brean ends successfully
crews from Burnham-On-Sea have been involved in an overnight search
at Brean for a missing person.
from Burnham and Weston, plus crewmembers from BARB Search &
Rescue, were called out at 10.30pm last night (Thursday) to find
the 42-year-old man, who was reported to be in a distressed state.
20 crewmembers carried out a torch-lit foot search of the beach,
Brean Down and the surrounding area.
police helicopter was also called in to conduct an overhead search
before the man was successsfully found.
concerned family of the man contacted the police to help the search
and the Coastguards and BARB then carried out a thorough search
and found the man in the darkness on Brean beach," said Coastguard
Officer in Charge Stuart Browning.
the extra resources from Weston and BARB were essential, helping
us cover a wider search area and find the missing person faster."
Pictured: Coastguards and BARB crews at the start of their
search at Brean