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Body found after man 'washed into sea' near Bridport

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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.

While the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of the man who went missing near to Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

His family has been informed and the coroner has also been notified.

– Dorset Police