A SAILOR was rescued by lifeboat crews after their dinghy capsized.

The volunteer Lymington RNLI lifeboat crew was called to the aid of a single dinghy caught in the tide at Hurst Narrows.

The Eric Rowse lifeboat found the dinghy on the north side of the shingle bank.

The sailor fell into the water after the dinghy capsized and crews recovered the occupant.

Crews brought the dinghy to the safety of Keyhaven where it was met by the coastguard shore team.

The incident happened at 4pm yesterday.