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Body found in search for missing kayaker

The body of a man and his kayak have been found in the water this afternoon off the coast of Dorset.

He was found during the search for 60-year-old Alistair Collier from Worcester who failed to return after a race yesterday afternoon between Knoll Beach and Swanage Pier.

Alistair went missing during a race near Swanage pier on Saturday Credit: Dorset Police

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but Alistair’s family have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

He was found by a coastguard aircraft, twenty miles off the coast.

A search had been taking place since yesterday afternoon using lifeboats and rescue teams from across the south coast.

Police have thanked those who helped in the search.