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Man dies after being rescued from the sea off Portland

The man was pulled from the water near Pulpit Rock but later died. Credit: Google Street View

Detective Sergeant James Mullen, of Weymouth CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into the incident but at this time we believe that the man died as a result of a tragic accident.

“We would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward to assist our appeal. I am still keen to hear from any witnesses who saw the man enter the water and have not yet spoken to police.”

An investigation is underway following the death of a man who was pulled from the sea off Portland.

Dorset Police was contacted by HM Coastguard at lunchtime on Sunday 10 September following reports that they had rescued a man from the water near Pulpit Rock.

The man, who was in his 30s, was found to be in a life-threatening condition and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment. Sadly he was pronounced dead just after 1.30pm. His next of kin have been informed. The coroner has been notified.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident but at this time we believe that the man died as a result of a tragic accident.

We would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward to assist our appeal. I am still keen to hear from any witnesses who saw the man enter the water and have not yet spoken to police.

– Detective Sergeant James Mullen, Weymouth CID

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 10:223.

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.