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Diver reported missing off Dorset coast at Portland

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Published: 22nd Jul 2011 21:01:03

A diver has gone missing off the coast of Dorset prompting a massive search involving aircraft and dozens of vessels.

The man, believed to be 64-years-old, went missing about 12 miles south east of Portland while on a dive trip with the diving catamaran Skindeeper.

The skipper of the boat alerted coastguards shortly before 1100 BST.

The search, involving lifeboats, customs and police, was suspended at about 1700 BST.

The emergency services will decide in the morning whether to resume the search.

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