Stranded anglers rescued at Lyme

Lyme Regis lifeboat Lyme Regis lifeboat

Monday, April 21, 2014
9:44 AM

Lifeboat crew go to the aid of two fishermen cut off by the tide on the harbour wall

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Two anglers cut off by the tide as they fished from the north wall of Lyme Regis harbour on Good Friday were rescued by RNLI crew members using a rowing boat.

The men, from Portland, called the coastguards when they realised the tide was high and darkness was falling.

Volunteer deputy launching authority Adrian Ragbourne said: ”Since the men were so close to the lifeboat station we assessed the situation and rather than launch the lifeboat we used a tender to pick them up.

“Four crew members waded across the harbour with the tender and then pulled the boat, with them aboard, back to dry land.”

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