Lyme lifeboat searches for missing swimmer

Lyme lifeboat being launched in the harbourmouth Picture: DAVID TERRY.

Lyme lifeboat being launched in the harbourmouth Picture: DAVID TERRY. - Credit: Archant

Woman eventually found by local coastguards

Lyme Regis lifeboat launched on Saturday afternoon (August 25) to a report of a missing swimmer.

The crew was requested to assist coastguards searching for the swimmer along the coast from West Bay to Burton Bradstock. The report from coastguards was that a man and woman had set off from Freshwater and were swimming to Burton Bradstock. However the woman did not arrive. She was found safe and well by coastguards carrying out a shoreline search.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for further service by 2pm.


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