TWO missing people have been found safe and well after an overnight search by Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard and police.

The Coastguard were initially called to Burnham jetty at 10.23pm on Monday (February 17) to reports of a man who was intending to enter the water.

The Coastguard rendezvoused with the police and carried out a search of the seafront but no one was found before teams were stood down at 1am on Tuesday (February 18).

But the teams only had three hours to rest before they were called out again at 4.34am on Tuesday to reports of another missing person who was said to be on the beach.

Coastguards from Burnham and Weston-super-Mare completed a torchlit search along the beach and sand dunes before they were joined by a Coastguard rescue helicopter.

The Rescue 187 helicopter conducted a search in the air After a search along the seafront, sand dunes, Brean Down it was stood down.

Volunteers from Burnham Coastguard continued to search on foot towards Brean and the Weston team was redeployed to different footpaths in and out of the beach to ensure all access points had been covered.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: "A very long night with maximum effort from all involved, but with nothing found it was decided by the Coastguard Operations Centre that we had covered all the area we could and we were able to return to station around 8.30am to restow the equipment give the truck a wash down and have a well-earned brew before heading off to the day jobs at around 9.30am.

"Although we were stood down the Police were still following up on their own information which as some of you on local Facebook sites were aware the Police tasked their own helicopter and was spotted hovering overhead after the Coastguard one had departed."

A spokesperson for the Coastguard confirmed that both people were found safe and well outside their search area.

If you have concerns for anyone along the coast then call 999 and ask for the Coastguards.