Press Notice No: 118_12
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Posted 20:04 GMT
SEARCH FOR MISSING CHILD AT BURNHAM-ON-SEA
A search involving a helicopter, coastguard rescue teams and two lifeboats is ongoing near the jetty at Burnham-on-Sea for a missing 4-year-old that was seen entering the water. The parents of the child have been treated on scene after they went in after the boy and required medical treatment for water ingestion.
A member of the public dialled 999 at 6.04 pm to inform Swansea Coastguard that they had seen two adults go in the water to attempt to rescue a small child and that they needed medical assistance. Swansea Coastguard sent the Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard Rescue Team to the scene, along with the two Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Portland is also on scene, along with a Police helicopter and Avon Ambulance Service. The search is currently still ongoing.
Posted By: Rosie Tapping
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401