A BOAT was towed into Christchurch Harbour after suffering engine failure near to Hengistbury Head.

Mudeford RNLI Inshore Lifeboat responded to a 999 call made by a person on board the boat at around 7.38pm on Tuesday.

The 14ft boat had been drifting with two adults and a child on board.

After reaching Christchurch Harbour, those on board the boat were then given safety advice by Southbourne Coastguard Rescue Officers