A LIFEBOAT was called after a person was injured by the propeller of a boat in Weymouth.

A Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon after getting reports that someone was in the water at Newtons Cove with leg injuries.

The injuries are believed to have been caused from the propeller of a boat which had been towing a ringo.

It is believed that the injuries when sustained when the person attempted to release a line from the propeller of the vessel.

By the time a lifeboat had launched, a nearby vessel was on scene and helped the person by administering first aid and took the person to Weymouth Harbour where an ambulance was waiting with members of Wyke Regis Coastguard.

A spokesman for Weymouth Lifeboat said: "The inshore lifeboat took the vessel with the fouled propeller under tow and back to the town slipway at Commercial Rd.

"Big thanks to Quality Time Training Ltd for all their assistance in dealing with the situation."