Lyme Regis lifeboat crew was called out an unusual shout - to help a lifeboat.

A former ship’s lifeboat, once capable of carrying 50 people, was reported drifting with engine problems off Seaton beach. The old lifeboat, named Gryphon, with four men aboard, was on sea trials when the alarm was raised by coastguards at 3.55pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The Gryphon was later able to sail under its own steam and was escorted by the RNLI crew to the safety of Lyme Regis harbour arriving at 5.20pm.