THE search continues for a man who went missing after trying to help a woman and her dog who were in difficulty in Burnham-on-Sea's waters.

The man was last seen at around 4pm on Sunday (October 29). Coastguard rescue teams and the emergency services were contacted soon after and have been searching the area ever since, including the rivers Parrett and Brue.

Whilst the woman and her dog managed to get to safety, the man remains missing.

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that searches are still continuing around coastal areas.

A police spokesperson said: “Police searches are continuing around coastal areas. We continue to keep the man’s family updated and our thoughts are with them at this especially difficult time. The man remains missing.”

A spokesperson from Burnham's RNLI team added: "Our thoughts are with everyone involved and we want to express our gratitude to the kind-hearted community that organised food and hot drinks for all of the emergency crews involved throughout the night on Sunday."