Coastguard crews were busy over the weekend, with a number of incidents including the rescue of an injured youngster.

Lulworth and Kimmeridge Coastguard Rescue Teams (CRTs) were called at about midday yesterday after a woman was suspected to have fractured her ankle on a cliff path.

The teams attended the scene at Bats Hole, west of Durdle Door, alongside the South Western Ambulance Service.

A coastguard spokesman said: "With the paramedic having administered pain relief and stabilising the casualties leg, we then assisted in a stretcher carry over a fence and transported by 4x4 to an awaiting ambulance at Durdle Door. The casualty was then taken to Dorchester hospital. We wish the person a speedy recovery."

Lulworth CRT was then called again at about 5.45pm, with paramedics needing assistance in locating and extracting a seven-year-old boy with a significant leg injury near Bran Ledge, Ringstead.

A coastguard spokesman said: "The boy had slipped whilst fishing, resulting in the injury. The team arrived at Ringstead to find the family had managed to carry their son a considerable distance back towards the car park. Paramedics were now on scene and after some first aid, he was transported the short distance back to the ambulance and taken to Dorchester A&E. Lulworth were stood down and returned to station, arriving back at around 7pm."