Body in sea confirmed as missing Christchurch man

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 has been identified as that of a man missing from his Dorset home for nearly five months.

David John Silvey, 63, was last seen leaving his home in Burton, Christchurch, to take a walk on the evening of 29 January.

Dorset Police said he was discovered dead in the sea near Totland on 18 June.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of death.

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