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Missing boy sea search continues

Search helicopter over Burnham-on-SeaAn RAF helicopter and lifeboats were deployed

Rescue teams are continuing to search for a four-year-old boy who went missing at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.

Emergency services were called at about 18:00 BST on Sunday after the boy’s parents were seen going into the sea to try to rescue him.

They were treated at the scene for water ingestion.

Rescue teams from Portishead, Weston and Clevedon have been involved in the search for the boy, which was conducted through the night.

Tris Newey, from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, said: “We were told he had fallen off the slipway into the water at about six o’clock – his parents went in after him.

“We arrived about 20 minutes later, helped the parents get out of the water and started the search at that point.

“It can be quite hazardous as we’re at spring tides at the moment,” he said.

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