A MAJOR search was carried out for a missing elderly man on Portland.

The 77-year-old man went missing from his home in Courtlands Road at around 5pm yesterday.

Police and Coastguarad officers carried out searches along the coast and he was later found safe and well.

A  police spokesman said: "Police and colleagues from the Coastguard worked collaboratively to search for a high risk missing person "They were found safe and well in the local area and are currently seeking medical support.

"We would like to thank those who assisted with the searches,"