Dorset

Man, 18, dies after Weymouth marina rescue attempt

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Image caption The 18-year-old was last seen between pontoons and Westham Bridge

A man has died after being pulled from the water at Weymouth Marina in the early hours of the morning.

An RNLI crewman had to swim to where the 18-year-old was last seen, between pontoons and Westham Bridge, in order to rescue him shortly before 03:00 GMT.

The man, who has not been named by police, was taken to hospital in Dorchester but later died.

Dorset Police said the circumstances of the man's death are being investigated but it is not thought to be suspicious.

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