Just before 9pm last night, Dorset Police requested assistance in searching for a missing male from an address in town. The full Coastguard team deployed to carry out a coastal search from the Chain Ferry at Studland to Durlston Head. In very cold and difficult ground conditions, search teams checked the beach and cliff areas.
Due to conditions in Durlston Bay and past the Landslip north of Swanage Bay, both Swanage RNLI lifeboats were requested to assist in the search.
Shortly after midnight, a member of the public reported to Police they had seen the male and shortly afterwards the male was located safe and well on the south side of Swanage.