70-year-old William Haines is believed to have travelled to Dorset from Warwickshire this week

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

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

Police have been looking for 70-year-old William Haines from Warwickshire, who was reported missing by his family this week.

Son Stephen said he believed Mr Haines could be in the Dorset area.

But following searches of the coastline, a body was this afternoon located 400 yards west of Ballard Point in Purbeck.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: "The formal identification is yet to take place but Mr Haines' family are aware and the Dorset coroner has been contacted.

"The circumstances are not believed to be suspicious."

Warwickshire Police and Dorset Police released the appeal to find Mr Haines after he left his home on Sunday, June 15.

The spokesperson added: "We would like to thank everyone who helped to share it via our social media sites."

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5:59pm Wed 18 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

Another tragic happening,too many lately,makes you wonder why Is it that when people have problems,that less and less people do not want to discuss it with them,and try and help.Depression can affect many,yet the public just do not want to know,or try to understand,This might not be the case here,but has been many times.
Another tragic happening,too many lately,makes you wonder why Is it that when people have problems,that less and less people do not want to discuss it with them,and try and help.Depression can affect many,yet the public just do not want to know,or try to understand,This might not be the case here,but has been many times. pete woodley
  • Score: 4

6:33pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Perhaps he wasn't depressed, he may have just 'had enough' of life or had a terminal disease so decided to end it at his favourite spot rather than wait for a hideous painful ending in a soulless grim ward somewhere.

Whatever, it was his choice to make and nobody else should criticize.
Perhaps he wasn't depressed, he may have just 'had enough' of life or had a terminal disease so decided to end it at his favourite spot rather than wait for a hideous painful ending in a soulless grim ward somewhere. Whatever, it was his choice to make and nobody else should criticize. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 27

6:48pm Wed 18 Jun 14

DorsetDC says...

Thoughts go out to the Swanage Lifeboat crew who had the difficult job of recovering the body at the base of the cliffs.
Thoughts go out to the Swanage Lifeboat crew who had the difficult job of recovering the body at the base of the cliffs. DorsetDC
  • Score: 34

8:37pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Understated says...

it may have been just an accident. we probably wont ever know
it may have been just an accident. we probably wont ever know Understated
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Huey says...

Pretty gross really not nice finding that.
Pretty gross really not nice finding that. Huey
  • Score: -12

9:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ScoobyVic says...

Huey wrote:
Pretty gross really not nice finding that.
No, it's not nice at all to find a body, this is the side of the job that many people forget that ALL our emergency services have to sadly deal with. Personally I wouldn't refer to it as 'gross' and I'm sure his family and friends would think the same, it is a sad loss of a life, someone who was probably loved by many and will be missed.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Pretty gross really not nice finding that.[/p][/quote]No, it's not nice at all to find a body, this is the side of the job that many people forget that ALL our emergency services have to sadly deal with. Personally I wouldn't refer to it as 'gross' and I'm sure his family and friends would think the same, it is a sad loss of a life, someone who was probably loved by many and will be missed. ScoobyVic
  • Score: 6

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