Rescue services have found a body after a man reportedly washed into the sea near Bridport.

Dorset Police was called yesterday (Sunday 3 November) afternoon to a report of a man in the water near Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

Officers say the man was reportedly walking along the beach with a woman when a wave swept them out to sea.

The Exmouth all-weather lifeboat was dispatched to assist in the rescue mission Credit: RNLI

The woman made it back to shore and was treated by the ambulance service.

The Coastguard and other emergency services carried out "extensive searches" throughout the afternoon.

A body was found this morning which is believed to be the man who went missing.

The Coastguard and other emergency services carried out Credit: ITV West Country

On Monday 4 November 2019 a body of a man was very sadly found on Hive beach.

Dorset Police