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Body found in Poole Harbor believed to be David Haw

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

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

The force received a report at 1.37pm on Saturday, May 14, that a body had been found in the water in the harbor.

The body was recovered and, while formal identification has not yet taken place, it is believed to be that of Mr Haw. His family has been updated and the coroner has been notified.

Search efforts for Mr Haw included 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 Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) and remains ongoing.

A 19-year-old man from Southampton who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter remains released under investigation.

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

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

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the searches since David went missing for their efforts.”

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