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Rescue mission launched for diver off Dorset coast

Decision due on rescue operation for diver in Dorset Credit: Bing

A search for a diver who failed to resurface after an expedition off the Dorset coast was suspended overnight.

Lifeboats from Poole and Swanage and two search and rescue helicopters were launched in the rescue mission on Sunday evening. A decision will be made this morning in conjunction with Dorset Police and other organisations on the next steps for today.

Diver failed to resurface off the Dorset coast Credit: Bing


Festival drugs warning as several hospitalised

It's one of the biggest music and sport festivals Credit: Bournemouth 7s Festival

A number of festival goers have been taken to hospital after taking drugs at a festival in Dorset.

The Bournemouth 7s Festival is taking place at Chapel Gate over Bank Holiday weekend.

Police are reporting that all had taken illegal substances, possibly ecstasy. Their condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Festival organisers tweeted their concerns yesterday urging attendees to take care and look after each other.

Police are investigating the circumstances.

The event has been running for eight years and around 30 000 people are expected to attend over three days.

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