A major search is still underway for a missing man off Poole Harbour (Picture: CorinMesser/BNPS)
A teenager has been arrested by police after a 24-year-old man went missing in Dorset.
David Haw fell from an inflatable boat at around 2am on Monday morning.
Police have detained a 19-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the incident.
Throughout today, lifeboat crews and coastguards were scouring the water for David’s body.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said: ‘Officers are continuing in their efforts to locate a man who has gone overboard from a boat in Poole Harbour.
‘At 1.59am on Monday we received a report that 24-year-old David Haw from Sussex had fallen off a RIB.
‘Officers from the police, including dive teams, are continuing to carry out targeted searches of the Poole Harbour area and are assisted by HM Coastguard, the RNLI and volunteers from DorSAR and Wessex Flood and Water Rescue Unit.
‘An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has been launched and police are working alongside the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in accordance with established protocols.
David Haw, 24, fell overboard from a rig early Monday morning (Picture: PA)
The alarm was raised at just before 2am at Poole Harbour (Picture: CorinMesser/BNPS)
‘A 19-year-old man from the Southampton area has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and remains in police custody.’
Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of Dorset Police, said: ‘Our multi-agency search efforts are ongoing to locate David and there will continue to be a police presence in the harbour and surrounding areas.
‘We are continuing to keep David’s family updated with any developments and are doing all we can to support them at this difficult time.
‘We are carrying out inquiries to establish what happened in order to help us locate David and would urge anyone with information that may assist our searches to please get in touch urgently.’
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