Search for 'man swept out to sea' off Dorset coast

A major overnight search has been carried out off the coast of Dorset due to fears a man could have been swept out to sea by large waves.

A witness spotted a photographer on the Cobb at Lyme Regis on Saturday evening, but when they looked back a short time later he was no longer there.

A search involving the coastguard helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat took place but has now been stood down.

Coastguards, who say no-one is reported missing, are appealing for information.

The sea conditions at the time were described as "dangerous".

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