Eight people were cut off by the tide in separate incidents yesterday, Monday, August 11.

A woman and six children were rescued just after 6pm from the old breakwater at Lyme Regis after being cut off.

The Lyme Regis Inshore Lifeboat was launched and they were taken to safety.

And at just after 9pm two teenagers became cut off on the eastern side of Charmouth Beach.

A spokesperson for Portland Coastguard said the youngsters had been fossiling.

A member of the public alerted the emergency services and monitored the teenagers who made their way through the water back to the beach.