A woman who suffered a suspected fracture after a fall on a beach was rescued.

Coastguard teams were alerted after a report came in of a woman injured on the coast between Lyme Regis and Charmouth on Saturday afternoon.

Coastguard rescue teams (CRT) from Lyme and West Bay were involved in the rescue, carrying the woman in a stretcher along the coast to an ambulance.

It is understood she suffered the injury after slipping on some loose boulders.

A spokesman for Lyme Regis CRT said: "The team located the casualty about 1km towards Lyme Regis. The initial assessment suggested the casualty had a suspected broken arm/shoulder. The casualty was carefully packaged and readied for a stretcher carry back to Charmouth.

"Once back at Charmouth, casualty care was continued until the arrival of the ambulance.

"The lady was then conveyed to Dorset County Hospital for further assessment and care.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery. We would also like to thank the Charmouth Heritage Centre for the use of their facilities and the refreshments."