Three people were believed to have been cut off from the tide. 

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched on New Year’s Day when coastguards were alerted that possibly up to three people had been cut off by the tide on the beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

The alarm was raised at 4.20pm and the volunteer lifeboat crew were quickly on the scene east of the harbour.

The team quickly established that one man was involved and was able to leave the beach, making his own way to safety. 

He was then met by coastguards ashore and the lifeboat crew were stood down.