Five rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI volunteers as speedboat is grounded
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.