Dorset

Studland sea search for 'stolen' kayak couple

A man and woman suspected of stealing a rented kayak sparked a missing persons search off the Dorset coast.

Studland Sea School, based at Middle Beach, contacted coastguards on Monday evening when a couple who rented a kayak failed to return.

Swanage coastguards and the RNLI inshore lifeboat scoured the coastline searching for the pair.

No-one was found and it later emerged that the address and phone numbers they had given were false.

Portland Coastguard and Studland Sea School said they would like to hear from anyone who can confirm the people renting the kayak are safe, even if the information is given anonymously.

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