Body found in Poole Harbor, believed to be David Haw

A BODY has been found in the search for the missing man David Haw.

Dorset Police have been involved in extensive searches for Mr Haw since it was reported that the 24-year-old Sussex man had fallen from a RIB in Poole Harbor in the early hours of Monday 2 May.

The police received a report on Saturday 14 May at 13:37 that a body had been found in the water in the harbor.

The body was recovered and although formal identification has not yet taken place, it is believed to belong to Mr Haw. His family has been notified and the coroner has been notified.

The search for Mr Haw involved support from HM Coastguard, the RNLI and volunteers from DorSAR and Wessex Flood and Water Rescue Unit.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is being led by the Dorset Police Department’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) and is still ongoing.

A 19-year-old Southampton man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter is still being released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of MCIT, said: “David’s family has been kept fully informed and our thoughts are with them and all of David’s loved ones at this extremely difficult time.

“We will continue to do everything we can to support them.

“I want to thank everyone involved in the searches since David went missing for their efforts.”

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