A paraglider who crashed into the sea near Beer Head was rescued by lifeboats and helicopters on Sunday, June 18.

Beer Coastguard Rescue, the police and coastguard helicopters, Lyme Regis Coastguard and lifeboat and Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat were all called out in the late afternoon.

It was not clear where the casualty had fallen and rescuers spoke to other paragliders at Beer Head.

The coastguard helicopter then located a man ashore on rocks at Pounds Pool, both lifeboats went to the scene, and confirmed that he was the paraglider. He was unhurt, and taken by lifeboat to Beer beach by Lyme Regis lifeboat. Sidmouth lifeboat stood by to help if needed.

Once the casualty was safely ashore at Beer, to be met by coastguards and police, both boats returned to their stations.

The Sidmouth crew were Jim Brewster (Helm), Ian Fletcher, Ed Birch and Paul May, with tractor driver Pete Rosenfeld, deputy launching authority Phil Shepperd, and shore crew Si Priestley, Henry Williams, Al Fellowes-Bennett and Adrian Blight.