TWO teenagers had to be rescued by lifeboat and brought ashore after being swept out to sea.

HM Coastguard received a number of 999 calls reporting two children on paddle boards drifting out to sea.

Swanage RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Swanage Coastguard team were immediately deployed to search.

The lifeboat arrived and brought the wet, cold and shaken pair to their father on the beach.

The Swanage Coastguard team said: "Treatment was given to warm them up before they were allowed to be released and leave for home.

"The family had come from Poole as conditions were too rough there so they thought it was safer here in Swanage.

"Currently there is a very strong off shore wind in the area and our advice is to stay safely ashore especially in these difficult times.

"Conditions close inshore look calm but with a strong offshore wind this increases the risk of being blown out to sea.

"Please continue to follow government guidelines about exercise and the use of the area, stay at home as much as possible."