A man was taken to safety from a west Dorset cliff by members of the public.

Emergency services were called just before 5.20pm on Sunday to cliffs near Highlands End Holiday Park in Eype.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Dorset Police received a report of a concern for the welfare of a man aged in his 50s near to the cliffs in the area of Highlands End Holiday Park near Bridport.

“The man was reportedly taken to safety by members of the public, with assistance from staff at the holiday park, prior to officers arriving at the scene.

“Officers located the man at the holiday park, and he was given appropriate care.”

Police also called on the assistance of coastguards.

A spokesperson for West Bay Coastguard said: “The whole team was alerted on Sunday evening by Solent Coastguard National Maritime Operations Centre to assist police who were dealing with an incident on West Cliff near Highlands End Holiday Park.

“Our colleagues from Lyme Regis Coastguard were also sent to assist.

“Once the incident was resolved, all teams were then stood down to return to station.

“If you find yourself in difficulty or if you see something which gives you cause for concern, do not hesitate, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”