Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat called to fishing boat ‘taking on water’

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The volunteer crew launched on Saturday morning to assist the fishing boat in difficulty.

The volunteers of the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis were alerted by coastguards at 9.15am today (Saturday 8 August) after a fishing boat was reported to be taking on water off Seaton in Devon.

One lifeboat crew member boarded the 17 foot fishing boat, the Rosie Lee, using a salvage pump.

Finally, the fishing boat, with two people aboard, was able to sail under its own power and was escorted by the lifeboat crew to the safety of Lyme Regis harbour, arriving at 11.20am. This was the 29th call for help answered by the Lyme Regis lifeboat volunteers so far this year.

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