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CCTV released of missing Dorset teenager

CCTV footage of a missing teenager filmed shortly before she went missing has been released by Dorset Police.

Gaia Pope, 19, suffers from severe epilepsy and went missing without her medication or her phone in Swanage on Tuesday.

The coastguard, police helicopters and her family have been searching for her.


New train service linking Wareham with Swanage

Credit: ITV Meridian

It's the first regular train service to link Wareham with Swanage, in Dorset, in 45 years.

Civic dignitaries joined rail enthusiasts today for the launch of the new service which marks the the culmination of years of campaigning and hard work.

Much of the branch line was torn up after British Rail closed the route in 1972 but it has gradually been rebuilt and improved and now represents an amazing dream come true.

As Richard Slee reports.

Richard spoke to Peter Sills, Colin Stone and Peter Frost, all railway volunteers. He also spoke to Director of Project Wareham Mark Woolley.

VIDEO: Dorset lifeboat captures moment a pod of dolphins swims past during a rescue

Both Swanage lifeboats were called out on Monday to a yacht which had broken down in Durlston Bay.

Whilst there they were joined by a pod of dolphins. Crewman Andy Lyons captured the moment on camera:

Body of climber found in Swanage identified

The 26-year-old's body was found in water yesterday Credit: ITV Meridian

The body of a climber who went missing in Swanage has been identified as 26-year-old Liam Day from Southampton.

Mr Day was reported missing on 15 June when he didn't come home from a climbing trip. His body was found in the water off St Alban’s Head near Swanage yesterday.

His next of kin have been informed and an inquest will be opened after a post mortem examination has taken place. Officers say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

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