Dorset Police has released a statement on the search in Poole Harbour earlier for a man missing after a boat overturned.
“At 11.04am today Dorset Police received a report from the Coastguard reporting that a vessel had overturned in Poole Harbour at 10.17am. “Three men were believed to be on board the vessel before it overturned. Two men were found and taken to Poole General Hospital suffering from severe hypothermia. Despite a search operation being carried out by the Coastguard, the RNLI and Dorset Police, the third man has not yet been found."
– Dorset Police statement
Police believe the missing man is 5 ft 8 ins tall and aged in his 30s. He is thought to be of slim build, with short, light brown hair.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or anyone who can assist officers, is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 23:192.
The search for a missing man in Poole Harbour in Dorset has been called off. Two people
were rescued from the water by coastguard rescue helicopter.
Portland Coastguard co-ordinated an intensive air and sea search of the harbour over
a three-hour period but the man was not found.
A marker buoy placed in the location of the capsized boat indicated that a casualty on the surface of the water would have remained within the harbour area in the tidal and weather conditions during the search.
The search involved two coastguard rescue helicopters, RNLI lifeboats from Poole and Swanage, Coastguard Rescue Teams from Swanage and Poole as well as local vessels and other members of the emergency services and the community.