DREDGING works in West Bay came to a halt after a digger got stuck.
It is believed the digger got stuck and then the tide came in, submerging it.
A similar mishap reportedly happened about seven years ago.
Pictures on West Bay UK's Facebook page show the digger submerged in the water and has attracted a lot of attention.
West Bay UK said that during the new dredging procedure this year to pump out the silt from the harbour a digger got stuck.
It looks as though attempts were made to remove the digger but to no avail.
As reported annual dredging works in West Bay started on Saturday, March 11 and will last for eight days.
West Bay’s dredging works will be carried out using a large hydraulic pump. Large pipes from the pump will run alongside and over the main pier, replenishing West Beach.
This takes away the need to close the esplanade for dump truck usage. The main pier will remain open to the public but West Beach will be closed to the public.
Works will begin in Lyme Regis on Saturday, March 20 and will last for 10 days, with no night shift work required.
Works in Lyme Regis will also be carried out using a large hydraulic pump, with pipes running from the excavator through to dump trucks located on the beach. Dump trucks will be in operation replenishing the beach requiring sections to be closed off to the public.
The promenade will remain open throughout the works.
Banksmen will be on site for both sets of work to ensure public safety.
Members of the public are urged to pay attention to warning messages during the closure of certain areas.
Work is also taking place to sure up West Bay Harbour. The work, costing around £550,000, will strengthen the quay walls at West Bay's deep water berth.