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Inquiry launched after a man pulled from the sea near Portland rocks

An investigation has ben launched following the death of a man after he was pulled from the sea off Portland.

Dorset Police were called at 12.45pm by HM Coastguard after they had rescued a man from the water near Pulpit Rock.

Pulpit Rock on Portland Credit: PA

The man, in his 30s, was found to be in a life-threatening condition and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

Sadly he was pronounced dead just after 1.30pm. His next of kin have yet to be informed.

The coroner has been notified.

No arrests have been made, but inquiries are ongoing to establish how he got into the water:

We are currently trying to establish how the man came to be in the water.

I believe he may have been with two other men prior to the incident and they are currently being spoken to by officers.

– Chief Inspector Guy Shimmons, Dorset Police