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CCTV released of missing Dorset teenager

CCTV footage of a missing teenager filmed shortly before she went missing has been released by Dorset Police.

Gaia Pope, 19, suffers from severe epilepsy and went missing without her medication or her phone in Swanage on Tuesday.

The coastguard, police helicopters and her family have been searching for her.

Major search for snorkeller missing off Dorset coast

Missing Andrew Scott Credit: Dorset Police

A major search is underway for a man who has gone missing while spear fishing off the Dorset coast.

27 year-old Andrew Scott didn't return home yesterday and his belongings and car were found at Ringstead Bay after a call from a concerned fisherman.

It was also reported that a snorkeller had been seen earlier in the day in the water.

The Coastguard Rescue teams along with HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent, two lifeboats from Weymouth and one from Swanage have been conducting the search overnight along with Dorset Police.

There was enough information for us to be concerned for this snorkeller’s whereabouts and an extensive search of the shoreline and coast was launched."

"The search will resume again later this morning after crew rest but in the meantime if anyone has information that can help us with finding this man, or if it is you and you are safe, please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

– Duncan Ley, Controller, UK Coastguard

Buddy's tale: How social media helped find a much-loved missing family dog

Buddy, a five-year-old Collie, ran away after being spooked by fireworks.

It took one week, a social media appeal and searches involving dozens of people for it to pay off for one family who lost their much loved dog.

He disappeared into the New Forest miles away from home.

His owners Steve Olsen and daughter Stacey Page tell us their story.

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