A man from London has drowned at Durdle Door

Durdle Door, Dorset
Photo: Colin Walsh

A man from London, believed to be in his 20s, went missing at Durdle Door on Sunday afternoon.

While swimming with two other men, the man started to struggle in the water and didn’t return to the shore.

After reports that the man went missing, the ambulance service contact Dorset Police and requested their help.

After thorough searches by Dorset Police, dive team, Coastguard, RNLI and ambulance service, a body has been located in the water near Man O’ War beach at 12:35 today (23rd June).

The body is yet to be formally identified. However, the man matches the description of the person who was reported missing after swimming at Durdle Door.

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

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man at this very difficult time.

I would like to thank everyone involved for the prompt and co-ordinated multi-agency search effort and those members of the public who assisted in sharing our appeal.

Chief Inspector Stu Pitman, of Dorset Police

The news comes a few weeks after multiple serious injuries at Durdle Door, where two helicopters landed on the beach.

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