Search for sea rescuer called off


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The search for a man missing after he dived into the sea to rescue a young child and a teenager has been called off.

The 33-year-old entered the water to help a girl aged three and a 17-year-old boy, who had got into difficulty close to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour on Thursday afternoon.

Both the toddler, the teenager and another man who dived into the sea to help made it safely to dry land.

But it is believed the missing rescuer, who was last seen close to the harbour entrance, may have been dragged under by strong currents.

A search operation was launched shortly after the incident.