Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist the local fire and rescue service following reports that three people – two adults and a child – had been cut off by the tide between Broom Cliffs and St Gabriel’s Steps east of the town’s harbour.

The lifeboat crew were on scene at 3.20pm but by 3.26pm it was established that the group could not be located and the lifeboat team were stood down.

This was the 27th call for help answered by the Lyme Regis RNLI volunteers so far this year.