Man missing off Dorset coast

A man is missing after he was seen struggling to swim off the Dorset coast near Durdle Door.

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Coastguard to continue searching for missing swimmer

Portland Coastguard have said they will continue searching for the swimmer who is missing off the Dorset coast.

They called off the search yesterday as it began to get dark but will carry on their search today.

Everyone involved did everything they could to rescue this person but unfortunately this is increasingly looking like a tragic accident.

– Portland Coastguard Watch Manager, Ros Evans

Missing swimmer off Dorset coast

The man has been missing to the west of Durdle Door since 4pm yesterday Credit: ITV News Meridian

A man who was seen struggling to swim off the Dorset coast yesterday has been missing for more than 12 hours.

Rescuers have been searching since 4pm yesterday to the west of Durdle Door.

Portland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received 999 calls from members of the public. The callers reported seeing three people in the water, one of whom was in difficulty.

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