A MAN had to be rescued after suffering from heatstroke at a Dorset beauty spot.

Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to Durdle Door on Monday to assist a middle-aged man suffering from heatstroke.

Crews received the call at 5.25pm and the lifeboat arrived on the beach at 5.41pm to find a male causality in the care of paramedics.

It would have been extremely difficult in the high temperatures at the time to carry him to the top of the cliff so it was decided to use the lifeboat to transport him to Lulworth Cove.

On arrival at Lulworth Cove at 6pm, the volunteer RNLI crew were met by paramedics from a waiting ambulance who took charge of the causality.

With the man safely ashore the lifeboat left the cove and headed back to Weymouth Harbour arriving at 6.35pm when the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for the next shout.

RNLI volunteer, Helm Tye Shuttleworth said: "This is the second medivac from Durdle Door beach in the last two weeks that Weymouth lifeboats have carried out.

"The RNLI would always advise everyone to take care in this exceptionally hot weather, to drink plenty of water, apply a high factor sun block and not to sit in the full sun for to long."