Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to two kayakers overboard

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were paged on 24 July to reports of two kayakers falling overboard.

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Lyme Regis Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Spirit of Loch Fyne B-857 (Archive photo)

The RNLI’s volunteer crew of Lyme Regis lifeboat answered their 25th call of the year today (24 July) following reports that two kayakers had fallen overboard 100 yards east of Axmouth harbour.

Coastguards alerted the crew at 1.06pm and the lifeboat launched ten minutes later.

Fortunately, the two men swam to safety and were ashore when the lifeboat crew arrived on scene.

The lifeboat crew returned to Lyme Regis harbour 32 minutes after launching.

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