Update in search for man missing in Swanage

12 February 2020
A body has very sadly been found in the search for Daniel Peay who went missing in Swanage.

Dorset Police received a report at 8.10am on Tuesday 11 February 2020 raising concern for the welfare of 35-year-old Daniel Peay. There was information to suggest he may be in the Old Harry Rocks area.

Very sadly, a body of a man was located at around 10.45am on Wednesday 12 February 2020 approximately five miles south west of The Needles on the Isle of Wight.

While the body is yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be that of Daniel. His family has been informed and is being supported by officers. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Chief Inspector Steve Yeoman, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with Daniel’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“We would like to thank everyone who assisted with searches, including HM Coastguard and the RNLI, and those who shared our appeal.”
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