Coastguards scrambled after fears for swimmer

PUBLISHED: 09:41 29 August 2012

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Man pulled from the sea at Lyme Regis sparks rescue operation

A coastguard rescue team was called to Lyme Regis seafront yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon after fears a swimmer was in difficulty.

They were scrambled at aorund 3.30pm after reports of a member of the public being pulled from the water near the Bay Hotel.

Officers attended along with a unit from South West Ambulance but on arrival they found the man didn’t need hospital treatment and the coastguards assisted him back to his car.

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