11-month-old boy rescued from sea near Beer after powerboat fails

PUBLISHED: 11:36 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:07 17 July 2017

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Lyme Regis’ lifeboat was launched at 6.27pm and the lifeboat crew reached the powerboat 20 minutes after launching and took it in tow.

Four people, including an 11 month old boy, were rescued by the volunteer crew of Lyme Regis lifeboat at the weekend.

The party’s 32ft powerboat broke down and was reported to be drifting towards rocks near Beer Head on Saturday.

Lyme Regis’ lifeboat was launched at 6.27pm and the lifeboat crew reached the powerboat 20 minutes after launching and took it in tow.

On board were Tom Montgomery-Swan, 29, from Exeter, his wife Aisha, baby Edward, crew member Nick Dodge from Seaton and the family’s pet dog Winston, a German pointer.

Mr Montgomery-Swan said: “The crew arrived incredibly quickly and we were delighted to see them. We were 400 metres off Beer Head when our power failed and there was a danger that we might have drifted towards the rocks.”

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