Lifeboat launched after man seen clinging to buoy

Paddleboarder got into difficulties off Charmouth but managed to make it the shore by the time help arrived

Emergency services were scrambled after a paddleboarder got into difficulties off Charmouth yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

They were alerted by the beach superintendent who saw the man clinging to a pot marker buoy.

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched and arrived to find the 20-year-old man had made his own way ashore and was unhurt. A member of the lifeboat’s volunteer crew went ashore to check the man’s condition.