Urgent search underway for man who went missing in water off Bournemouth beach

Bournemouth beach

A search has been launched for man who vanished while swimming in water off Bournemouth beach

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 24/06/2024

- 18:27

Updated: 24/06/2024

- 19:25

The coastguard helicopter arrived at the scene to aid the search

A search was launched for man who vanished while swimming in water off Bournemouth beach.

The man has since been found safe and well after he went missing near the pier.


The coastguard helicopter was spotted at the scene along with Dorset Police and the RNLI.

Emergency services received reports of a person in the sea near Bournemouth Pier.

Bournemouth beachA search has been launched for man who vanished while swimming in water off Bournemouth beachPA

RNLI jet skis and volunteers were searching along the seafront.

One witness said people were asked to get out of the water.

It comes as temperatures surged to 28C in some parts of the UK - making it the hottest day of the year so far.

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The coastguard helicopter has now left the search to head back to its headquarters at Lee on Solent.

All emergency services have now left the scene and swimming has resumed along the coast.

Bournemouth beach has been particularly busy over recent days following glorious weather.

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