A person was plucked from rough seas in a dramatic rescue.

Emergency services, including coastguards from Lyme Regis and Beer and the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat, were called to the River Axe yesterday afternoon.

Lifeboat crew pulled one person out of the sea near Seaton. They were then taken to hospital by ambulance as they had ingested sea water.

A spokesman for Lyme Regis lifeboat said the volunteer crew launched within eight minutes and rescued the casualty 200 metres from the beach.

The casualty was one of two people who had been swept out to sea. The other made it ashore safely.