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Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2005, 18:54 GMT
Swept away boy's clothing found
Charlie Morrell (l) and Matthew Myburgh (r)
Charlie Morrell and Matthew Myburgh were both local boys
Items of clothing thought to belong to one of two boys swept off cliffs by a wave have been washed ashore.

Matthew Myburgh, 16, and Charlie Morrell, 15, disappeared into the sea at Lulworth Cove, Dorset, on Thursday.

Over the weekend a hat, a training shoe and a pair of shellsuit bottoms, probably belonging to Matthew, were found along the shoreline of the cove.

The search for bodies was suspended on Monday evening because of expected bad weather over the next few days.

Specialist dive teams from Avon and Somerset police had been focusing their efforts on the area inside the cove when the search was temporarily called off.

"But police have not given up hope of finding the bodies," a Dorset Police spokesman said.

The lifeboat searching for the teenagers
About 100 people have been involved in the search

They would respond to any reports and sightings by members of the public and will be following up new lines of inquiries, he said.

Weather permitting, a daily search by the police helicopter will take place along the coastline.

The search was downgraded from rescue, to search and recovery, on Saturday.

The missing boys, from the local area, were fishing when they went missing in heavy rain and strong winds, where waves up to 9ft (2.7m) battered the cove.

They were with a third teenager who raised the alarm when he saw his friends washed into the sea.

Rescuers scoured a 10-mile section of coast from Worbarrow Bay to Bat's Head.

But coastguards said the 14C water temperature meant a person could only survive for about three hours without wearing survival equipment.

Friends and family of the missing boys attended a special service at Holy Trinity Church in West Lulworth on Sunday.




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