Lifeboat launched after paraglider alert

Kite fishermen spark emergency callout

Lyme Regis lifeboat put to sea today (Sunday) after a report of two paragliders possibly in difficulty off the West Dorset coast

But at 3.20pm coastguards confirmed the sighting was not of paragliders but anglers using a technique known as kite fishing involving a single kite with a hooked and baited line and weight.

The lifeboat arrived at the scene of the original sighting at 3.21pm and was stood down.


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