Police and coastguard search for missing teenage snorkeler

Police and coastguard search for missing teenage snorkeler

May 28, 2020

Police and coastguard search for missing teenage snorkeler, 17, who vanished while diving off the Dorset coast

  • Oscar Montgomery was last seen on Wednesday off Church Ope Cove coast 
  • Three helicopters are currently searching for the 17-year-old near Dorset 
  • Joint operation includes Royal Navy, Dorset Police, Coastguard and RNLI 

Police and coastguard rescuers are searching for a teenage snorkeler who went missing off Portland in Dorset.

Dorset Police said 17-year-old Oscar Montgomery was diving off the coast of Church Ope Cove on Wednesday and was last seen around 5pm.

Chief Inspector Lance Cliff said: ‘We are extremely concerned for Oscar and I am appealing to anyone who may have knowledge as to his whereabouts to please contact police immediately.’

Oscar Montgomery (pictured) was last seen at 5pm on Wednesday off the Devon coast

Officers have been carrying out searches, assisted by HM Coastguard, the RNLI, Dorset Search and Rescue and Dorset Police.

Three helicopters – from the Coastguard, the Royal Navy, and Dorset police – are involved in the search, along with several water craft, HM Coastguard said.

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Oscar’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 27:492.

Alternatively they can contact Solent coastguard operations centre on 02392 552100.

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