search of Apex Park lakes in hunt for Burnham-On-Sea's Dean Tate
divers carried out a new underwater search of Apex Park's lakes
on Sunday (March 4th) as part of the ongoing search for missing
Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate.
pictured here, police divers spent several hours on Sunday afternoon
searching the banks and waters of the lakes at Highbridge's Apex
underwater search unit vehicle was parked in Apex Park's main car
park for much of the day.
Police team launched a rigid inflatable boat onto the lakes and
then scoured the waters.
Dean Tate was last seen at TA8s bar in Pier Street, Burnham-On-Sea
at 2am on Saturday, February 24th after earlier visiting the nearby
Somerset and Dorset pub.
from his mobile phone were last picked up at around 3am on February
24th and he has not been seen since, which his family says is out
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been searching for Mr Tate
Police, fire, Coastguard, BARB and RNLI crews have also been involved
in a search of Apex Park, local lakes, rivers and the coastline
to try and find him.
Sergeant Grant Boyd said: "Deans disappearance is out
of character and were increasingly concerned for his welfare."
are still appealing for anyone who has seen him since 2am on Saturday
to contact them.
you see Dean, or have information which could help Burnham-On-Sea
Police, call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference
search operation started on Saturday, February 24th. Crews searched
rivers, lakes, beaches and open land around Burnham for any trace
is white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short dark brown hair
and brown eyes.
say that 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.
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."
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."
new photos below were released by Police last week in the hope that
he would be recognised and found.
you see Dean, or have information which could help the Police, call
101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218042329.
Top, Police divers at Apex Park on Sunday; Burnham Coastguards and
BARB crews searching river banks; and new photos of Mr Tate (Photos:
Burnham-On-Sea.com / David Whatley / Avon and Somerset Police)