Four people, including an 11 month-old boy, were rescued from a broken down boat which was drifting towards rocks.

Lyme Regis lifeboat came to the rescue of the four crew when their 32ft powerboat suffered a power failure off Beer Head.

The lifeboat was launched at 6.27pm on Saturday, six minutes after the crew was alerted to a mayday call from the stricken vessel.

The lifeboat reached the powerboat just 20 minutes after launching and took it in tow.

On board the boat were Tom Montgomery-Swan, 29, from Exeter, his wife Aisha, baby Edward, crew member Nick Dodge from Seaton and the family's pet dog Winston, a German pointer.

Mr Montgomery-Swan said: "The lifeboat crew arrived incredibly quickly and we were delighted to see them. We were 400 metres off Beer Head when our power failed and there was a danger that we might have drifted towards the rocks."

The Lyme Regis lifeboat took the powerboat with everyone on board safely to Lyme Regis Harbour, arriving by 8pm.

Nobody on board needed medical attention.