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An exhaustive air and sea search for a teenage snorkeller missing off the coast of Portland in Dorset has been suspended, but police are continuing to scour the coastline, and have also deployed divers.

Oscar Montgomery

Oscar Montgomery, 17, who according to police was from the Birmingham area, was last seen near Church Ope Cove, Portland, at about 5pm on Wednesday 27 May. As we reported yesterday, after the alarm was raised just after 7.30pm, the search got underway, and utilised helicopters from the Coastguard, the Royal Navy and police, along with RNLI lifeboats and two Navy warships.

Late last night (Thursday 28 May), the Coastguard announced that the air and sea search had been ‘suspended, pending further information', but reports say that the police are continuing to comb the coastline, and have deployed divers to search underwater.

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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