Body found near spot where Portsmouth swimmer disappeared

A coastguard helicopter searches the sea off Durdle Door. Picture: James Gale

A coastguard helicopter searches the sea off Durdle Door. Picture: James Gale

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A body has been found in the sea close to where a Portsmouth man disappeared in a swimming tragedy

The body, which has not yet been identified, was recovered from the sea between Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove in Dorset yesterday,

The man who disappeared, named locally as Henry Maunder from Portsmouth, aged in his 20s, is believed to have been visiting Durdle Door with two friends and was swimming when he got into difficulty.

A major search was launched after members of the public raised the alarm at about 4pm on Wednesday, October 23, but no trace could be found of the missing man.

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