Seven people were rescued from a rib aground on Lymington River, by lifeboat and coastguard crews including Yarmouth’s, late last night (Sunday).

They were all on board a RIB that was stuck on the marshes - and included one person who needed medical assistance for a back injury.

Lymington Coastguard Rescue Team, Hampshire Police, the search and rescue Coastguard helicopter and the ambulance service all attended the incident shortly before midnight.

Six people who were suffering from the cold were taken ashore, while the seventh person was airlifted to a waiting ambulance.

The rib was jointly recovered from the marshes by Yarmouth and Lyminton RNLI and was towed back to Lymington.

Yarmouth's lifeboat crew returned to harbour and were ready for service by 3.45am.