An injured climber was airlifted to safety after falling on Portland.

Rescuers raced to the Weston area following reports a climber had fallen at Mutton Cove.

Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team and ambulance paramedics were alerted on Saturday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Just before 1.20pm on 12 September, HM Coastguard was asked to help with a report of a climber who had fallen at Mutton Cove, Portland.

"Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team was sent along with the search and rescue helicopter from Lee on Solent. South West Ambulance crews were also present.

"The casualty was airlifted to a place of safety and passed into the care of the ambulance service."

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said: " A call was received on Saturday at 1.03pm about an incident in the Mutton Cove area of Portland.

"The caller reported someone had fallen and had a suspected ankle injury.

"Our crews treated the male patient at the scene and transported them to hospital by land ambulance."

Rescuers were called to the same area a few hours later for a different incident after a climber got stuck on a cliff.