COASTGUARDS were called to rescue of two missing walkers and their dogs near Lyme Regis.

At around 9pm yesterday Lyme Regis Coastguard along with a Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat rescued two missing walkers and their dogs, who were stuck in thick undergrowth at Pinhay Cliff.

The coastguard team split into smaller search teams and entered the Undercliffs between Lyme Regis and Rousdon.

A spokesman from Lyme Regis Coastguard, said: "The lifeboat conducted a shoreline search.

"After a short search, the lifeboat saw the casualties in thick undergrowth at Pinhay Cliff.

"All coastguard search teams made their way to the area.

"With the help of the lifeboat, the team managed to reach the two casualties and their two dogs.

"They were escorted back onto the coast path and up to an area where they could be picked up by other family members.

"If you are walking the coast path or beach, please check the tide times, have a fully charged phone and make sure that you have enough daylight to complete the walk."

The coastguard recommend using a smartphone app such as What3Words to provide an accurate location.

This would have significantly reduced the amount of time taken to reach the casualties.

For emergencies on the sea, cliff, river, mud, harbour and beach - call 999 and ask for the coastguard.