A MAN who went missing in the Swanage area prompting a major search has been found, police have said. 

Nicholas Poole had last been seen in a layby on Ulwell Road at around 12.30pm on Saturday.

Dorset Police said following extensive searches by officers, assisted by DorSAR, the coastguard and the NPAS helicopter, that Nicholas had been found in the Swanage area on Saturday night. 

Dorset Police said: "We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal."