The body of a man and his kayak have been found in the water this afternoon off the coast of Dorset.
He was found during the search for 60-year-old Alistair Collier from Worcester who failed to return after a race yesterday afternoon between Knoll Beach and Swanage Pier.
Formal identification has not yet taken place, but Alistair’s family have been informed and the coroner has been notified.
He was found by a coastguard aircraft, twenty miles off the coast.
A search had been taking place since yesterday afternoon using lifeboats and rescue teams from across the south coast.
Police have thanked those who helped in the search.