A MAN in his 70s from Wimborne has been found dead in the sea off the beach at Sandbanks.

Police, coastguards and forensics specialists were all called to the water's edge at Shore Road today.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Dorset Police received a call from the ambulance service at 11.27am requesting assistance in relation to a man requiring medical attention after being found in the water off the beach near to Shore Road in Poole.
"Officers attended and sadly the man – aged in his 70s and from the Wimborne area – was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed and the coroner has been notified.
"Officers will be making enquiries to establish the circumstances of the death, which is not being treated as suspicious."