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Body of woman found in the sea off Portland

Police were called to Weymouth Harbour after reports that a body had been found in the sea Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The body of a woman has been found in the sea off the coast of Portland.

Police were called to Weymouth Harbour after a passing boat alerted the emergency services.

Those on board the boat notified the coastguard at around 3.25pm after seeing something in the water.

A spokesman for Dorset Police says the body has now been recovered and the death is not being treated as suspicious.


Two men charged after woman is stabbed on Portland

The attack happened in Verne Common Road on Portland Credit: ITV News

Two men have been charged in connection with a stabbing at a house on Portland.

A woman was taken to hospital with stab wounds after the attack in Verne Common Road on Wednesday.

The men have been charged with wounding with intent and false imprisonment.

The pair appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Portland crash witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash which left a young scooter rider with serious injuries. The yellow Sukida scooter was involved in a collision with a blue Ford Mondeo on Weston Road at around 9.20pm on Wednesday 23 December.

The rider of the scooter, a 20-year-old Weymouth man, suffered serious injuries to his pelvis. He was initially taken to Dorset County Hospital before being transferred to Southampton General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford Mondeo – a 56-year-old local man, and a 51-year-old female passenger were uninjured.

WATCH: The astonishing moment a cliff crashes apart by the sea

Credit: Facebook/Sam Haskins

This dramatic footage shows the moment a huge cliff face suddenly collapsed in Dorset onto a rocky shore below.

Fisherman Sam Haskins was walking on a coastal footpath near Westcliff, on Portland, when he captured the stunning collapse.

At first only a few small chunks fall away from the cliff, but then a giant section tumbles down the hillside.

He said: "We couldn't believe what we were seeing and hearing as the noise of many tons of stone and debris crashing down was awesome but also terrifying."

Dorset County Council has warned people to stay away from the area in case of repeat incidents, while the Maritime and Coastguard Agency tweeted a link to the video with the message: "Ever wondered why we say to stay away from cliff edges?"


Charity fund raiser shows how difficult it is to sleep on a life raft

Charity fund raiser Wayne Ingram is spending 7 days and nights living on a life raft in Portland Harbour.

He is attempting to simulate what it would be like for a person finding themselves having to abandon ship whilst out at sea.

Wayne entered the life raft on Monday. His target is to raise £20,000 for the accommodation provided for families of children undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He's posted a video showing how he sleeps and tries to keep warm on the raft:

Life raft fundraiser spends first night at sea

A serial fund-raiser from Dorset's waking up after his first night in a life raft in Portland Harbour. Wayne Ingram's planning to spend a week on the water. He'll live on emergency rations, and to make matters even more difficult, suffers from claustrophobia and gets seasick easily.

He's raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Charity fundraiser starts seven-day raft living challenge

There's no place like home: Wayne sizes up where he'll be spending the next seven days Credit: ITV News

A charity fundraiser, who's already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, begins his latest venture today.

Wayne Ingram will live on a raft on Portland Marina for seven days and nights. He's raising money for families at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Wayne is a Pride of Britain nominee for his work raising money for a young boy's life-changing surgery.

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