A family of four has been rescued from their yacht as it began to sink two miles off the Dorset coast.
Coastguards were called out to the vessel after it began to get into trouble near Portland. A mother, father, two children and family friend were on board.
The mother and boys aged 12 and 14 were airlifted to safety by helicopter. The father and family friend were towed to shore by coastguards.
An investigation is being carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
More top news
Statistics show month of March to be sunnier than average despite a very windy and wintry period of weather in last 24 hours.
Strong winds have been wreaking havoc across our region, affecting roads, trains and ferries and disrupting journeys to work.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.