Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched on Saturday night following a report of two paddleboarders in difficulty six miles south of West Bay harbour.

The volunteer crew carried out a search but nothing was found and the ‘shout’ – the 21st so far this year - was recorded as a false alarm with good intent.

The lifeboat was launched at 6.40pm and returned to Lyme Regis harbour an hour later.