Dorset

Man dies after being swept out to sea near Bridport

Freshwater Holiday Park near Bridport Image copyright Oliver Dixon
Image caption The man and woman were swept out to sea near Freshwater Holiday Park

A man has died after being swept out to sea while walking on a beach in Dorset.

The man in his 20s was walking with a woman near Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Bridport, at 14:55 GMT on Sunday when they were both swept away.

The woman made it back to shore but a major air and sea search was launched for the man, involving the coastguard, police, RNLI and ambulance service.

On Monday morning, Dorset Police said a body, believed to be the missing man, had been found on nearby Hive Beach.

The force said his family had been informed and the coroner notified.

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