Anglers rescued by Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew after launching flares

Lifeboats News Release

Two anglers were rescued by the volunteer crew of the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat last night (Saturday 1 August) after they accidentally ran their boat ashore on Chesil Beach.


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The men, cold and wet, were stranded on the beach when the lifeboat crew arrived.

Lifeboat crew member Tom Crabbe said: ‘Somehow the mens’ boat – a rigid inflatable – had filled with water when it was apparently beached accidentally and both men had been in the water. They were cold and wet but otherwise seemed ok and certainly had plenty of safety equipment.’

Among their safety equipment were red flares which the men launched to raise the alarm.

Coastguards ashore had guided the lifeboat towards the men on the beach,

The men were taken to Abbotsbury aboard the lifeboat where they were met by coastguards. The lifeboat crew then towed the rigid inflatable to West Bay harbour.

The alarm was raised at 7.19pm and the lifeboat crew finally arrived back in Lyme Regis at midnight.



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