HIGHBRIDGE and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival is still set to go ahead on Monday, November 6, but the procession has been altered to pay respect to a man who went missing on Sunday, October 29.

The man was last seen in the water next to the jetty on Sunday after heroically jumping into the water to rescue a woman and her dog.

Coastguard rescue teams and emergency services have been searching the area ever since, but the man remains missing.

Carnival clubs taking part in the Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival procession will reduce the volume of the music on their carts by 50% towards the Pier Street junction, which leads to the jetty.

A spokesperson for Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea Carnival explained how all of the clubs involved were extremely willing to pay any sort of tribute to the missing man and his family and friends.

Out of respect, the clubs will not turn their music back up until passing the other side of the junction, before the last section of the procession on Marine Drive.

Organisers hope the carnival can help to bring the community together in such a difficult time for Burnham-on-Sea.