Five rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI volunteers as speedboat is grounded

Lifeboats News Release

Five people - two men, two boys and a woman were rescued last night (Sunday) when their powerboat broke down and ran aground near Golden Cap. All five people were transferred to the lifeboat when their vessel began to take on water.

They were taken to the safety of West Bay Harbour where an ambulance crew were waiting to treat one man for the effects of cold.  No-one else was injured.

The lifeboat crew also towed the powerboat into harbour. The Lyme Regis lifeboat, Spirit of Loch Fyne, was launched at 4pm and returned to the town's harbour two hours later. 


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