THE Portland coastguard rescue helicopter was scrambled to help a woman with a neck injury.

Coastguards were alerted by the ambulance service at around 8pm on Wednesday evening.

The woman was taken to hospital in Southampton from Wimborne.

Rescue teams were told that a dog had fallen over a cliff at Cains Folly, Charmouth at 11am yesterday morning.

The King Charles spaniel was recovered unhurt and returned to its owner.

Elsewhere, coastguards and divers helped to reconnect a tow of nine 550 metre pipes to a vessel in Lyme Bay.

The Tug GPS Avenger lost its load on Tuesday evening but stayed with the lost pipes and made safety broadcasts every 30mins.

The items were reconnected the following day with the help of divers.

The vessel headed to Portland to pass the tow to another vessel before continuing on its journey.

A motorboat, named ‘Little Chicken’ with three people onboard, lost engine power close to Weymouth Harbour entrance and dropped anchor.

The Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched and towed the vessel to its slipway in the harbour.

This incident happened at around 1.40pm.