Body found after man’s disappearance from boat off Dorset shore IG News

Body found after man’s disappearance from boat off Dorset shore

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The body has been recovered in search of a man who was believed to have fallen from a boat off the Dorset coast about two weeks ago.

Police said the body is believed to be that of David Haw, although a formal identification is yet to be made.

The 24-year-old from Sussex was missing after police received a report in the early hours of May 2 that he had fallen from a rigid inflatable boat in Poole Harbour.

On Saturday, Dorset Police said they received a report at 1.37 pm that a body had been found in the water in the port.

Police said the investigation into the circumstances of the incident, led by the Principal Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) of Dorset Police, is still on.

A 19-year-old from Southampton, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, is still under investigation.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter of MCIT said: “David’s family has been kept fully updated and our thoughts are with him and all of David’s loved ones at this very difficult time.

“We will continue to do everything possible to support them.

“I want to thank everyone who has been involved in the search since David went missing for their efforts.”

Extensive searches were conducted in the days following the incident involving the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Police, Dorset Search and Rescue and specialist dive teams.

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