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Missing Portland diver – body found

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A body has been recovered from the sea off Portland after a major air and sea search yesterday (28 August) for a missing diver.

The full-scale operation was scrambled on Bank Holiday Monday after the diver, believed to be in his 40s and from Hampshire, was reported missing around 10am.

All-weather lifeboats from RNLI stations in Exmouth, Weymouth and Swanage were involved in the extensive search some five miles south of Portland Bill, along with Coastguard helicopters and other vessels.

Sadly the search was called off after a body was found at 3.40pm. The man's next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

Photo credit: John Thorogood/RNLI

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Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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