Coastguard assistance was requested by Dorset Police this evening for a 85 year old male missing in the town. The male visiting the town and staying in Bournemouth got separated from his wife around 4pm.
Concerned for his welfare his wife contacted Police who started a search. Having searched for over an hour the Police requested further assistance from the Coastguard searching from Burlington Chine to Peveril Point.
During the search both Swanage RNLI lifeboats along with Poole Inshore Lifeboat were on exercise so were asked to assist to speed the search at the Northern end of the bay.
About 45 minutes into the search Police confirmed the male had been located safe and well back at his hotel in Bournemouth having caught a different bus to his wife.