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Two men rescued off Dorset coast after crashing jet-ski

Two men had to be rescued off the coast of Dorset when they lost control of a jet-ski they bought just hours earlier.

The jet-ski reared up and fell on top of the men after being revved too aggressively on Thursday afternoon.

A 25-year-old and a 19-year-old, both from the Slough area of Berkshire, were rescued by the Poole Inshore Lifeboat.

The men, who were not wearing life jackets or equipped with life-saving equipment, were "cold, shocked, but uninjured", the coastguard said.

They had launched the jet-ski in Poole Harbour having bought it earlier in the day, John Braisher, deputy watch manager with Portland Coastguard said.

"We received a phone call from the girlfriend of one of the men at 13:27 local time who was hysterical as she had seen the jet-ski rear up and capsize.

"It took us some time to calm her down then Poole Inshore Lifeboat was scrambled. They rescued the men and prevented their jet-ski from sinking."

Mr Braisher described the men's clothing, jogging tops and bottoms, as "totally inappropriate".

He added: "They were a considerable way out, had no previous experience and had no life jackets or life-saving equipment, so they had a lucky escape."

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