Search continues for teen who went missing while snorkelling off Dorset coast

Oscar Montgomery has been missing for a week now after snorkelling off the Dorset coast. Credit: BPM Media

Police are continuing to search for teen from Birmingham who went missing while snorkelling off the Dorset coast.

Oscar Montgomery, 17, was last seen near Church Ope Cove in Portland, at around 5pm on Wednesday (May 27).

Helicopters from the coastguard, the navy and police, along with RNLIlifeboats and two navy warships began conducting a wide scale search.

The 17-year-old was wearing a dark-coloured wetsuit, black flippers and a black snorkell when he went missing.

He is described as white and of a slim muscular build with brown hairand a small slit in his left eyebrow.

Dorset Police confirmed the search for Oscar continues a week after his disappearance and are still making efforts to locate him.

“We are extremely concerned for Oscar and I am appealing to anyone who may have knowledge as to his whereabouts to please contact police immediately. “I would be keen to hear from anyone who was out in the water in the area and recalls seeing a diver matching the description given and may have information that could help us find Oscar.” >

Dorset Police, Chief Inspector Lance Cliff:

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Oscar’s whereabouts isasked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 27:492.