Couple trapped by tide rescued at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 11:17 15 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:57 15 June 2015

RESCUED: Liam Rigden,19,and his girlfriend Cara Brindley, 16, Photo by RICHARD HOROBIN

RESCUED: Liam Rigden,19,and his girlfriend Cara Brindley, 16, Photo by RICHARD HOROBIN

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Coastguard and lifeboat called to help stranded walkers

A young couple cut off by the tide were rescued by coastguards and the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat last night (Sunday June 14).

Liam Rigden,19, from Somerton, Somerset, and his girlfriend Cara Brindley, 16, from Westport, Somerset, climbed the cliff as the tide came in 500 metres east of the new Lyme Regis sea defences and between the town and Black Ven.

Coastguards ashore helped the couple down to the beach where they were taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to the safety of Lyme Regis Harbour.

Liam said: “We are very grateful to the lifeboat crew and the coastguards. Next time I will make a point of checking the tide tables.”

The lifeboat was launched at 6.03pm and returned to harbour at 6.48. This was the eighth ‘shout’ for the volunteer crew so far this year.

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