COASTGUARD and lifeboat crews worked in partnership to rescue people who had encountered problems in separate incidents in Poole and Wareham on Thursday evening.

Two people on a jet ski were rescued after becoming stuck in quicksand at Rockley Park.

Coastguard rescue teams were called to the scene at around 6pm, along with police, fire crews and the RNLI.

Both lifeboats from Poole were requested and picked up the Coastguard mud rescue team on the way to the scene.

The jet ski was towed free and taken to Salterns marina with the casualties, who had not sustained any injuries.

The crews were then re-tasked to a report of a 20ft yacht aground in the Wareham Channel.

After an extensive search, the vessel was located with no-one on board. Reports from the shore confirmed the lone person on the boat had waded through the mud to find a point of safety.

Coastguards escorted him back to their vehicle and the yacht was towed to Poole Quay Boat Haven.

Poole lifeboat volunteer helm Dave Riley said: “This was a long night for the crews and Coastguards, with back to back jobs, it was a multi-agency effort and we were at sea for more than seven hours.

“Accidents happen and we will always be there to help, if you see anyone in difficulty or require assistance call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”