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Man dies in rough seas at Sandbanks

A man died after getting into difficulty swimming in "very rough seas" at a beach near Poole.

Emergency calls were made at 14:40 BST on Saturday after a man was seen struggling in the water at Sandbanks.

The man, who has not been formally identified, was rescued from the sea by lifeguards but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the victim had gone outside marked safe-swim zones.

He added winds of between force six and gale force eight struck the area, creating very rough seas.

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