A body has been found two days after a swimmer went missing in the sea.

The body was found at 12:35pm today in the water near to Man O' War beach.

The body has yet to be formally identified but it is believed to be that of the man who went missing while swimming in the area on Sunday, June 21.

Dorset Police officers, police divers, the RNLI and the HM Coastguard have all been searching for the man.

The man, aged in his 20s and from London, was one of three people who went swimming of Man O' War beach on Sunday evening.

They had swum to rocks just off the shore when one of them got into difficulties and disappeared under the water.

This prompted a major and intensive search of the area with Coastguard Rescue Teams from Lulworth, Kimmeridge and Wyke along with two Coastguard rescue helicopters searching for the man.

Chief Inspector Stu Pitman, of Dorset Police, said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man at this very difficult time.

"I would like to thank everyone involved for the prompt and co-ordinated multi-agency search effort and those members of the public who assisted in sharing our appeal."