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Search for missing boy now a 'search and recovery operation'

The coastguard say their search for a four year old boy who has been missing since slipping from the jetty at Burnham-on-Sea yesterday afternoon is now a search and recovery operation.

Last night we searched up until about half past ten with helicopters and boats in the water and the search continued on the shore until about half past one in the morning where it was scaled down slightly. It resumed again at first light but we're now definitely into what we would call a search and recovery operation.

– Tris Newey, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Coastguard: 'This is now a search and recovery operation'

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First light search now underway with Coastguard Rescue teams from Clevedon, Portishead and Watchet and Burnham on Sea RNLI Lifeboats

The coastguard has begun a 'first light' search as it continues to look for a four year old boy missing at Burnham-on-Sea. The youngster went missing yesterday afternoon at the Esplanade. The coastguard say the search has now become a search and recovery operation. More on this story.

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