Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched yesterday after reports that a small dinghy had struck rocks and a man was in the water.

The incident happened at Broad Ledge, three quarters of a mile east of the town’s harbour.

The sailor was safe and well and was helped ashore by a lifeguard. His dinghy was sailed back to Lyme Regis harbour by a member of the lifeboat crew.