Body found in search for missing diver

Officers involved in the search for missing diver Matthew Green are sad to report that a body has been found.

Matthew, aged 33 and from Mudeford, failed to surface after going scallop diving off the coast of Durdle Door yesterday, Tuesday 24 July 2018.

Extensive searches were carried out throughout yesterday afternoon and this morning involving HM Coastguard and the RNLI.

A body has now been found in the water and, while formal identification is yet to take place, it is believed to be Matthew.

His family are aware and are being supported by officers at this difficult time.

Chief Inspector Alan Setchell, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with Matthew’s family at what must be an extremely difficult time and we will do everything we can to support them.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the search effort over the past two days.”