Drama at sea
PUBLISHED: 16:08 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:10 15 June 2010
TWO men were rescued after their cabin cruiser overturned at the mouth of the River Axe. One man was airlifted and the other found lashed to the hull of the vessel was taken aboard the lifeboat before being winched to the helicopter last Thursday afte
TWO men were rescued after their cabin cruiser overturned at the mouth of the River Axe.One man was airlifted and the other - found lashed to the hull of the vessel - was taken aboard the lifeboat before being winched to the helicopter last Thursday afternoon (August 7). RNLI volunteer and sea safety officer Andy Morgan from Horsham was on holiday in the area and the first at the scene to help.He said: "We stood by throughout the rescue and I was only too pleased to help as much as I could before the helicopter and lifeboat arrived."The cruiser is believed to have overturned after striking the sand bar at the entrance to Axmouth harbour.Both men were landed ashore safe and well and their boat was beached.Minutes after arriving back in Lyme Regis harbour, the lifeboat was launched again, at 2.50pm, after reports three canoeists were in the water at the mouth to the River Axe.The lifeboat returned to Lyme Regis after news that all three had reached the shore safely.