A TEENAGER who threatened suicide on Portland was taken to hospital.

Dorset Police asked coastguards to help find a suicidal boy on Chesil Beach close to Victoria Square, Fortuneswell.

Coastguard Rescue Officers from Portland Bill and the Weymouth Sector Manager went to look for the 17-year-old yesterday afternoon at 4.43pm.

The teenager was found before the search began and taken to hospital for treatment.