Shoreline safety checks have been carried out following a huge landslip in west Dorset. 

As reported, a major rockfall happened at Stonebarrow Beach, near Charmouth, at about 12pm on Monday, with witnesses describing the fall as 'dangerous' and 'active'.

'Hundreds on tonnes' of rock are said to have collapsed onto the beach after part of the cliff gave way.

READ: 'Dangerous' and 'active' rockfall blocks west Dorset beach 

Lyme Regis lifeboat launched on Monday afternoon to carry out safety checks, assisting coastguards ashore, following the major landslip in the Cains Folly area east of Charmouth.

The lifeboat launched at 2.15pm and kept watch afloat in case anyone ashore was in difficulty following the landslip.

Coastguards stood the lifeboat crew down at 3pm.

It was the 12th emergency call to the volunteers of Lyme Regis RNLI so far this year.

It comes after a dramatic rescue on Sunday, when Lyme Regis lifeboat was launched after a diver fell ill exploring a shipwreck off the west Dorset coast.