Lyme lifeboat answers emergency trunk call

PUBLISHED: 20:52 03 July 2011 | UPDATED: 08:25 04 July 2011

Lyme Regis Lifeboat - The Pearl of Dorset.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat - The Pearl of Dorset.

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CAPTAIN’S LOG: Floating 15ft tree is brought to harbour after becoming a hazard to shipping

LYME Regis lifeboat were called into action today (Sunday) to “rescue” a tree.

In one of their more unusual operations the crew of The Pearl of Dorset salvaged the 15ft long piece of floating trunk, which was considered a hazard to shipping in Lyme Bay.

They unloaded it on the beach at Pokers Pool for collection and recycling.

The lifeboat was already at sea for a training exercise when Portland coastguards requested retrieval of the tree.


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