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Lyme Regis lifeboat launched to man stuck on cliff

Lifeboats News Release

Lyme Regis RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out on Sunday evening (13 Aug) to assist HM Coastguard's search for a man thought to be stuck on the cliffs at Thorncombe Beacon to the east of Seatown.

Lyme Regis lifeboat at sea

Max Redwood

Lyme Regis inshore lifeboat Spirit of Loch Fyne

The Lyme Regis inshore lifeboat Spirit of Loch Fyne launched at 6.23pm and was asked to search the area between Seatown and Eype. The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and at 6.35pm they reported that they had a casualty in sight, and that a mobile Coastguard team was with them. The Coastguard team subsequently escorted the man back to Eype on foot. The lifeboat was then stood down from its task and returned to Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station at 7.09pm.

This was the 31st call out the Lyme Regis crew have responded to this year.

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