Witnesses have described the moment beachgoers formed a human chain to rescue a man in danger in the sea by the Durdle Door.
The incident happened on Thursday, as large waves crashed in around the popular tourist attraction on the Jurassic coast.
They described the man swimming in the sea and being pulled out away from the coastline. At first, they said, beachgoers were unsure whether or not he was waving or in trouble. But, when it became obvious it was the latter, beachgoers mounted their rescue by forming the human chain.