A 14-year-old west Dorset boy who was swept out to sea continues to show his thanks to his rescuers.

Archie Wollacott, from Marshwood, and his friend Bozhidrar Bobev - known as Bo - were swept out to sea from the River Axe last month and rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew.

And now Archie has had another close shave, but also raised hundreds of pounds for the charity that saved him.

To show his thanks, Archie had also baked a lemon drizzle cake for the RNLI members, but now he has had his hair shaved off in a bid to raise money.

With 100 of his fellow students at Axe Valley Academy and his mum, Emily, looking on, Archie had a very short back and sides as fellow student Sammie D’Alberlansln wielded the electric razor.

Archie thinks he raised some £300 with his haircut and the school also received donations for the RNLI on a non-uniform day.

The pair were saved on June 28 from Axmouth in Devon.

They were about 200 metres offshore and had been in the water for quarter of an hour or so before they were picked up.

Archie had jumped off the harbour wall into the River Axe and began to be swept towards the sea. His friend Bo - jumped in to help, but both were taken by the current.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat was alerted at 6.20pm and was on scene in 10 minutes.

Coastguards directed them to the boys, and the crew managed to locate them and haul them out of the water.

They were then winched onto a coastguard helicopter and eventually taken to hospital in Exeter for a check-up.