COASTGUARDS were called to help a woman who suffered a suspected fractured ankle.

Teams from Lulworth and Kimmeridge were tasked to attend the incident on the path leading to Durdle Door on Tuesday night.

A spokesman for Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Team said: "The team was called at 18:39 to assist South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

"A lady had suffered a lower leg injury on the track at Durdle Door.

"Lulworth Coastguards arrived, located the lady and provided casualty care until the paramedics arrived.

"It was decided the that the safest form of extraction would be to use the team's Alpine stretcher.

"Kimmeridge Coastguard were tasked to provide additional help carrying the lady to the top of the track and into the ambulance.

"On their arrival the lady was carefully lifted up the hill and into the ambulance. Both teams were then stood down and returned their stations.

"As ever, we wish our casualty this evening a swift recovery. Thanks are due to our flanking stations, Wyke Coastguard CRT and Kimmeridge Coastguard.

"Both of teams have been backing us up frequently of late, providing invaluable support. A big shout out to Weymouth Lifeboat too, their crews have certainly put some time in over our way lately."