Dorset Man’s Family Informed After Body Found Off Isle Of Wight

Police investigating the disappearance of a Dorset man have informed his family of the discovery of a body off the Isle of Wight.

Yarmouth RNLI alerted police to the find on Wednesday.

Hugh Cox (61) went missing from Dorchester on Tuesday.

Dorset Police says it is working alongside Hampshire Constabulary and the coroner to identify the man.

Formal identification has not taken place but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Cox’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers.