A BODY, believed to be that of missing spear fisherman, Andrew Scott, has been discovered off the coast.  
Dorset Police received a report of a body found in the water off the coast of the White Nothe, Weymouth, at 10.55am.
Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the body is believed to be that of Mr Scott.
Mr Scott, 27, of Winterborne Whitechurch, left home on Monday July 10, but failed to return.
A police spokesman said: “His family have been informed of the discovery and the coroner has been notified.
“His death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts are with Andrew’s family at this difficult time.”
Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 11.08am to recover the body.
A spokesman said: "It is understood that an underwater search was being carried out when the body was located and that the lifeboat crew were tasked with the recovery. 
"The lifeboat returned back to Weymouth Harbour at approx 12.45 pm where they were met by the police, ambulance and Wyke Coastguard."
Dorset Police were called at 8.55pm on the day he went missing after a bag containing his belongings were located at White Nothe and his car was found parked at Ringstead Bay.
Officers said at the time that they were concerned that Andrew may have come to harm in the water and searches were carried out overnight, led by HM Coastguard. The search resumed the following morning. His dry bag containing his car keys, mobile phone and clothing were found on the coastline.
Dorset Police, with support from the Coastguard and Dorset Search and Rescue, carried out a number of searches around the Ringstead Bay area.
Andrew’s family said in a statement at the time: “We are desperate to have Andrew home safe and well with us. We would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police, no matter how small or insignificant it seems."