Two people rescued after boat capsizes off Portland Bill

Two people rescued after boat capsized off Portland Bill Credit: RNLI

Two people have been rescued from a capsized fishing boat off Portland Bill in Dorset.

At 8.43am, a 999 call was made reporting a capsized boat. Portland Bill and Wyke Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Weymouth RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent, the South West Ambulance Service and Warship Westminster attended the scene.

A 999 call reported a capsized fishing boat. Credit: ITV Meridian

The crew of Warship Westminster located the boat and rescued two people who were then transferred to the RNLI lifeboat.

The Weymouth RNLI lifeboat attended the scene. Credit: ITV Meridian

One person was airlifted by helicopter to Dorchester hospital for treatment, while the other was taken to the Weymouth lifeboat station.

Portland Bill and Wyke Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Weymouth RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's search and rescue helicopter attended the scene. Credit: ITV Meridian