MUDEFORD Lifeboat Station launched their lifeboat after a report of a jet skier who lost power half a mile south of Hengistbury Head.

The call, which came in at 3.40pm on Friday, was made by the jet skier who told the coastguard his estimated position and the fact he was drifting.

The lifeboat asked the coastguard to ascertain if there was any COVID-19 risk and then launched their boat and located the jet skier.

After assessing the casualty, the crew connected a tow line and brought the casualty and ski back to his point of launching at Christchurch Quay and returned to the station.

The station was then in turn cleaned and disinfected by our designated volunteer team.

A post on the RNLI Mudeford lifeboat Facebook page said: “It’s made the process of launching and recovery a bit longer - but safer.

“You will be aware that Mudeford Quay is now closed for visitors in vehicles.

“We ask all of you to please do your part and play your role in distancing and following the governments guidelines.

“We are all in this together and only together can we ‘turn the tide’.”