BREAKING NEWS: Latest on missing fisherman

1pm: 8.2.08: THE search for a missing Weston man who is believed to have been swept out to sea is continuing.

1pm: 8.2.08: THE search for a missing Weston man who is believed to have been swept out to sea is continuing.

Weston RNLI, the Clevedon coastguard and Burnham Area Rescue Boat teams have joined in the massive operation to find the man, who is in his 20s.

The fisherman is believed to have fallen into the sea in Weston yesterday (Thurs).

A massive search and rescue operation, involving the RNLI, coastguard and RAF, was launched at around 3.15pm when an emergency call was made saying someone was in the water near Birnbeck Pier.


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The search was called off last night after dark but the Weston coastguard continued looking along the shoreline at first light this morning. Nothing has been found so far.

An RNLI spokesman said this morning: "This is more of a recovery operation now.

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