A MAJOR search is taking place for a missing diver off Dorset.

The diver was reported missing at 1.50pm today, Saturday, May 25.

The search has been coordinated by the Coastguard.

It involves a Coastguard helicopter, a fixed wing aircraft and Weymouth and Swanage lifeboats.

The search is understood to be taking place off the Jurassic Coast.

The Daily Echo has contacted Dorset Police for details.