A LARGE-scale search was launched for a missing man in the Swanage area on Friday night.

Police, the Coastguard, RNLI and NPAS helicopter along with "many volunteers" were all involved in the search which covered Peveril Point to Sheps Hollow and Ballard Down.

A spokesperson for Swanage Coastguard Team said: "Both Swanage RNLI lifeboats launched and conducted shoreline searches with police searching the town. The police helicopter was also deployed and covered areas of the town."

The missing man was found at Ballard Point by Swanage RNLI's Inshore lifeboat before he was taken to the boat park where police, Coastguard officials and the ambulance service were waiting.

The spokesperson added: "We would like to thank everyone involved in locating and safely finding the male."