Police continue search for missing man in Lyme Regis

Police search dense woodland in Lyme Regis for a missing 41-year-old man

Police search dense woodland in Lyme Regis for a missing 41-year-old man

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A 41-YEAR-OLD man is still missing this morning as police continue their search in Lyme Regis.

Officers were joined by the force helicopter, police dogs, Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue Team and the town’s RNLI lifeboat to look for the man, from Wiltshire, in the Ware Cliff area.

Police said there was concern for his welfare but he was not dangerous.

A spokesman said this morning: “As it stands the 41-year-old man is still missing.

“Wiltshire Police are taking the lead on this incident at present.

“We are conducting various enquiries on their behalf at present.”

The lifeboat was launched twice yesterday to join the search, in the first shouts of the year.

The crew first launched at 2pm to help search for the man reported missing to the east or west of Lyme Regis harbour.

A lifeboat spokesman said: “After two and a half hours carrying out a shoreline sweep, and with visibility failing, the lifeboat was stood down.

“But, just 15 minutes after returning, the lifeboat was launched again following a report that a man had appeared to fall from the high wall of the harbour.

“A search afloat and by shore crews proved negative.”

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