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Man dies off Dorset coast after swimming with inflatable

It's thought the man entered the water at Branksome beach Photo: Google Images

A holiday maker who was pulled unconscious from the sea in Dorset has died in hospital.

The man, in his 40s and from Middlesex was found at Canford Cliffs, Dorset, at about 7pm on Saturday, according to Dorset police.

It's believed he'd been seen entering the water at Branksome beach, with an inflatable, which was later found washed up on the beach.

He was given first aid by members of the public before the air ambulance landed on the beach and flew him to Royal Bournemouth hospital.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Poole's RNLI lifeboat crew, which was called to the scene, said sea conditions were calm.

Police said the man's family had been informed.