Search ongoing for missing snorkeler in Dorset


The search for a snorkeler, who went missing off Portland in Dorset on Wednesday evening, is ongoing today (Thursday).

The young man was last seen at around 5pm at Church Ope Cove on Wednesday evening, wearing a dark coloured wetsuit. He was reported as missing at around 7.37pm.

Portland Coastguard Rescue team, two RNLI lifeboats from Weymouth, an RNLI lifeboat from Swanage, the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent and two Fixed-Wing aircraft, as well as a helicopter from the Royal Navy, two Royal Navy warships, a police helicopter and Dorset police have all been involved in the search.

We urge any member of the public who has any information which might help the search to contact Solent Coastguard Operations Centre on 02392 552100.

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