Lifeboatman swims to help couple cut off near Lyme

Teenagers trapped by the tide as they attempted to walk from Seaton to Lyme Regis

A LYME Regis lifeboat crewman swam ashore to help two teenagers cut off by the tide to the east of the resort last evening (Sunday).

The couple – a man and a woman, both aged 19 – called for help when they became stranded at Sparrowbush Ledge, west of Charton Bay.

The lifeboat, which was launched at 5.30pm, was unable to reach shore because of rocks, so crew member Tim Wadsworth swam ashore and led the couple to the cliff path where they were met by members of Beer Coastguard unit who took them back to Seaton.