Lyme Regis RNLI Lifeboat launched to woman and two dogs stuck on cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

Lyme Regis lifeboat was launched on Monday afternoon to a report of a woman with her two dogs stuck on the cliffs.

Lyme Regis lifeboat worked together with HM Coastguard teams to rescue a woman, aged 33 from Cardiff, with her two dogs who were stuck at the base of the cliffs at Black Venn, between Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched the lifeboat at 4.35pm and after performing a shoreline search, they were able to locate the casualty because she was using the torch function on her mobile phone.

Two of the lifeboat crew swam ashore to assess the situation and casualty.

It was a very high tide so the woman had decided to move to higher ground, this made it very difficult for the Coastguard teams to access the location.

The lifeboat returned to the station to transport members of the Lyme Regis Coastguard Response Team and another lifeboat crew to assist with the recovery.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was requested to help and arrived to winch the casualty back to Charmouth for further assessment. The volunteer lifeboat crew utilised their small X boat for transporting the two dogs and crew ashore back to the main inshore lifeboat.

The woman and both dogs were safely recovered and all in good health.

The lifeboat returned to Lyme Regis harbour with the Coastguard team and 2 dogs by 8pm .


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