FOUR people - and Lola the dog - were rescued from a broken-down speedboat in Poole Harbour on Wednesday afternoon.

The crew contacted the coastguard shortly before 1pm to report engine problems.

RNLI volunteers stationed at Poole soon arrived to help. A tow was attached to the speedboat and the vessel was brought back to the Poole Quay Boat Haven.

Helm Dave Riley said: "The four occupants were well-prepared.

"All had buoyancy aids on, including Lola the dog, who was given extra cuddles from one of the crew."