A swimmer had to be rescued by the coastguard from the sea after being cut off by the tide. 

In the latest rescue off the Jurassic Coast, both the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and and HM Coastguard teams were called to bring the swimmer home safely.

A spokesperson for the Lyme Regis Coastguard said: "We were tasked with the Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station to a person cut off by the tide east of Lyme Regis. The casualty was rescued by Coastguard Rescue Swimmers."

Two people had to be rescued by helicopter after becoming trapped on the beach near Charmouth just last week (February 11) 

A male and female walker had become cut off by the tide and were brought to the top of the cliff by a coastguard helicopter.

People have been warned to 'stay away from the base of cliffs' following a huge rockfall in West Bay in early February.

A local photographer had captured the moment that a large amount of people walked extremely close to the site where tonnes of rock came crashing down.

Coastguard teams have also been called twice in quick succession to separate incidents of people being 'trapped' in mud along the Jurassic Coast in February.

The incidents occurred near Lyme Regis and Charmouth and required multiple emergency services to respond.