Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat called to fishing boat ‘taking on water’
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.
For more information please contact 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.