Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat crew go to the rescue...of a lifeboat
Lyme Regis lifeboat launched on Tuesday 4 August to a former lifeboat that was drifting with engine problems.
The volunteer crew of the RNLI’s lifeboat in Lyme Regis answered an emergency call yesterday...to go to the aid of a lifeboat.
A former ship’s lifeboat, once capable of carrying 50 people, was reported drifting with engine problems off Seaton beach in Devon.
The old lifeboat, named Gryphon, with four men aboard, was on sea trials when the alarm was raised by coastguards at 3.55pm.
The Gryphon was later able to sail under her own steam and was escorted by the RNLI crew to the safety of Lyme Regis harbour.
Richard Horobin, Lyme Regis LPO, on firstname.lastname@example.org or Seb Cope Lyme Regis DLPO on email@example.com.
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, in a normal year, 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.