A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious seizure on the beach at Durdle Door.

A spokesman for Lulworth Coastguard said: "Lulworth and Kimmeridge Coastguard were tasked again this evening to support South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to reports were of a teenage boy suffering from a seizure on the beach at Durdle Door.

"Lulworth Coastguard arrived and located the casualty who was already in the care of the paramedics.

"Due to the severity of the boy's condition, Bristow Group Coastguard Rescue 175 had been scrambled to support the extraction.

"With the imminent arrival of the helicopter the team set about clearing the beach for a landing site.

"A sizeable amount of the beach was cleared, Rescue 175 landed. Team members, helicopter crew and paramedics loaded in the boy into the aircraft.

"They flew to Dorchester where they were met by Wyke Coastguard CRT who assisted with transfers and provided a helicopter landing site.

"Thanks to all the crews we’ve worked with today and again to Wyke and Kimmeridge.

"Thanks also to all those who cut short their day at the beach, or moved away so that the helicopter could land. We wish the boy a swift recovery."