Teenage diver goes missing off Portland

Teenage diver goes missing off Portland

Published by Maria Greenwood at 6:35am 28th May 2020. (Updated at 11:44am 17th June 2020)

A major search has been launched for a teenage diver who's gone missing off Portland.

17-year-old Oscar Montgomery was diving off the coast of Church Ope Cove yesterday. (Wednesday 27 May)

It's believed he was last seen at around 5pm.


  • Oscar is described as white and of a slim muscular build with brown hair and a small slit in his left eyebrow.
  • He was wearing a dark-coloured wetsuit with black flippers and a black snorkel. 

Officers have been carrying out searches, assisted by HM Coastguard, RNLI, Dorset Search and Rescue and the NPAS helicopter.

Chief Inspector Lance Cliff, of Dorset Police, said:

"We are extremely concerned for Oscar and I am appealing to anyone who may have knowledge as to his whereabouts to please contact police immediately.

"I would be keen to hear from anyone who was out in the water in the area and recalls seeing a diver matching the description given and may have information that could help us find Oscar."

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Oscar's whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 27:492.