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Body found in Lyme Regis

A body's been found washed up on rocks on the west Dorset coast following a major search operation for a missing man.

Simon Douthwaite disappeared on Wednesday, prompting a huge search, involving dozens of emergency services personnel and members of the public who offered their help.

It is understood Mr Douthwaite plunged from the Cobb wall at Lyme Regis into the sea.

Dorset was put on alert on Wednesday when information was received about Mr Douthwaite, 41, from Purton, near Swindon, being in the Lyme area.

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