POOLE lifeboats were called to investigate an object floating in the water off Rockley. 

Both RNLI lifeboats were tasked just after 10pm on Tuesday, 27 July, to investigate an object that was spotted in the water - in the vicinity of Rockley, amid ongoing searches for missing Callum Osborne-Ward. 

The lifeboat volunteers liaise with Coastguard Rescue Team units who were on the shore - the lifeboats deployed illuminating flares and a search ensued - nothing untoward was found.

Both lifeboats were stood down and made it back to the station by 12am.

Dorset POlice today, Wednesday, July 28, confirmed water-based searches by the dive team, drone unit and marine unit were continuing. 

Callum has been unaccounted for since an incident in the water off Rockley Park at around 4pm on Monday afternoon.

A multi-agency search effort has been launched to find the missing teenager with extensive searches taking place on land, sea and air. 

Bournemouth Echo:

Callum Osborne-Ward

In a statement released yesterday late morning a Dorset Police spokeswoman said: "Multi-agency searches are continuing today (Tuesday) along the shoreline and in the water in an effort to try and find Callum. Dorset Police is working together with a dive team from Devon & Cornwall Police and colleagues from HM Coastguard, RNLI, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, NPAS and Solent search and rescue helicopters.

"Yesterday, officers were also assisted by Dorset Search & Rescue (DorSAR)."

Dorset Police were asked to issue a message of thanks on behalf of Callum’s family for the support shown by the local community, with donations of clothing, shoes, blankets, food and drink delivered to them at Rockley Park, which the family says it really appreciates. 

They added that they were overwhelmed by the generosity of members of the public.