The Portland rescue helicopter assisted police in a search for a missing man.

Devon and Cornwall Police requested coastguard assistance to search for a high risk missing person who was not from the south of England area but whose car had been found near cliffs at Sidmouth.

Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was immediately called followed by the Coastguard helicopter and Sidmouth Independent Inshore Rescue Boat. The helicopter made a sighting at the base of Salcombe Hill Cliff, which was confirmed on investigation by the boat crew as matching the description of the missing person. A body was later recovered from the scene.