LIFEBOAT crews have been called away from the annual Hythe raft race to help a man on a jet ski who broke his leg.

Hundreds of people have lined the shore to cheer on dozens of competitors in the annual event.

However a crew from Calshot lifeboat had to be diverted to deal with the emergency in Southampton water.

The raft race takes place every August and helps raise vital charity funds. Scores of people have taken to home-made rafts to take part in the spectacle, including the Daily Echo's very own Ghostbuster themed team.