Fears for swimmer spark sea search

Lyme lifeboat and Beer coastguards called to Seaton after reports of someone struggling to stay afloat

Lyme Regis lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) after fears that a person was in difficulty in the sea off Seaton beach

A woman called 999 to report what she thought was a swimmer in peril.

Beer Coastguard rescue team also raced to the scene but after an intensive search of the area, nothing untoward was found and no further action taken.