Police find body in frantic hunt for boy, 17, last seen snorkelling in Dorset – The Sun
POLICE searching for a missing 17-year-old boy who vanished while snorkelling in Dorset have found a body.
Oscar Montgomery was last seen diving off the coast of Church Ope Cove, a small sheltered beach on the Isle of Portland, at around 5pm on May 27.
Shortly after 8am this morning, Dorset Police received a report that what was believed to be a body had been seen in the water off the coast of Portland.
Police said the body has yet to be formally identified, but it is believed to be that of Oscar and his family has been informed – who are being supported by officers.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Dorset Police had carried out a huge search for the teen alongside the coastguard, RNLI, Dorset Search and Rescue and the NPAS helicopter.
Chief Inspector Neil Wood, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with Oscar’s family and loved ones at what must be a tremendously difficult time for them and we will support them in any way we can.
“I would like to thank all those who shared our appeal and everyone involved in the search efforts.”
Anyone with information has been asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 27:492.
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