RESCUE crews rushed to help two kite surfers who ran into difficulty near a Hampshire beach.

Hillhead Coastguard Rescue were called to help the two kite surfers, who were off Hill Head Beach at the time of the incident.

The pair were recovered from the water by Coastguard officers.

They were checked by medical staff before being collected by friends.

Calshot lifeboat was also called to assist, but was stood down en route.