HomeScuba NewsMissing Dorset snorkeller - body found off Portland

Missing Dorset snorkeller – body found off Portland

-

A body has been found in the water off Portland, some three weeks after a teenager went missing while snorkelling off the Dorset coastline.

Seventeen-year-old Oscar Montgomery, who was from the Birmingham area, disappeared around 5pm on 27 May, while snorkelling off Church Ope Cove on Portland.

After the alarm was raised, there was a massive air and search for Oscar involving helicopters from the Coastguard, Royal Navy and police, as well as RNLI lifeboats and two naval warships, as reported here.

missing Dorset snorkeller

The search had been significantly scaled back, but the local police had still been making enquiries. They have said the body has yet to be formally identified, but it is believed to be Oscar, and his family has been informed.

Ch Insp Neil Wood, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with Oscar’s family and loved ones at what must be a tremendously difficult time for them, and we will support them in any way we can.

“I would like to thank all those who shared our appeal and everyone involved in the search.”

 

Main photo credit: Wyke Coastguard CRT

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Scuba Diver Mag Social

10,805FansLike
5,162FollowersFollow
1,088FollowersFollow
10,000SubscribersSubscribe

Scuba Diver Articles

Non-fiction diving movies

Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans selects some of the best non-fiction scuba diving - and general diving - movies out there.

Diving With Manta Rays

Shopping cart
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping
0