Three people were left out at sea after their fishing boat broke down.

They were seen in the water near West Bexington.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm yesterday (Wednesday) to a report of a three people in the water and a broken down fishing vessel.

Volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted by the coastguard. Arriving on scene, they discovered they had made it ashore and managed to bring their 15ft fishing boat ashore.

The trio, from Berkshire, were on their fishing boat when it suffered engine failure. They managed to get the boat ashore and wait for assistance

Two lifeboat crew swam ashore to liaise with the West Bay Coastguard Rescue Team to ensure the three sailors were safe and well.

The crew set up a tow and towed the boat and people back to West Bay.