This afternoon Dorset Police requested assistance in searching for an overdue walker on the South West Coast path. The male had failed to reach his destination last night and there was concern for his welfare.
Coastguards from Swanage and St Albans joined Police Officers in searching from Durlston Head to St Albans Head. Rescue 106 from Portland joined the search in near freezing temperatures which continued for over two hours.
Search teams were stood down at 18.30 and the male has since been confirmed safe and well out of the area.