Dorset

Body of missing Christchurch man found in sea

David John Silvey
Image caption There have been no sightings of Mr Silvey since 29 January

A body recovered from the sea off the Isle of Wight is believed to be that of a man missing from his Dorset home for nearly five months.

David John Silvey, 62, was last seen leaving his home in Burton, Christchurch, to take a walk on the evening of 29 January.

Dorset Police said the body was discovered near Totland on Friday and Mr Silvey's family had been told.

A spokesman said the Isle of Wight coroner had been informed.

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