POOLE Lifeboat volunteers were called out four times in the space of two days.

On Tuesday morning, they received reports of two people in the water after a sailing dinghy capsized to the east of Brownsea Island.

The upturned vessel had one person still on it and another person had been recovered by a passing vessel.

The lifeboat crew took the one remaining person on board and towed the partially submerged vessel into a beach at Brownsea Island.

Crews managed to right the vessel and empty it if water before towing it back to Poole Yacht Club.

At 11pm the same day, they were called to a 30ft cabin cruiser with three people onboard that had suffered a flat battery and was drifting between the Harbour entrance and Old Harry Rocks.

They were then called to a 45ft yacht that had ran aground just outside Cobbs Quay.

With the tide falling a crew member was swiftly put on board and the vessel towed clear.

The fourth incident on Wednesday afternoon saw the crew tow a 26ft yacht back to Poole Quay after its engine failed as it made its approach through the Harbour entrance.

Helm, James Kilburn, said: “It's been a busy 48 hours for us. If you are heading to sea or near the coast please take care and Respect The Water.”