A SEARCH was launched for a high risk missing person on Portland.

Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to search for a high risk missing person in the Portland area yesterday at around 2.17pm.

The team was joined by Wyke Coastguard, Weymouth and Portland Police and the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Police said: "Officers joined by the NPAS have been out searching for a high risk missing person. We’d like to thank members of the public who assisted in locating the female.

"The female is now receiving relevant help and support."