Lyme lifeboat called to ‘stranded’ beach walkers
- Credit: Archant
Pair reported to be cut off by tide but apparently made their way to safety
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon (Saturday, January 13) following a report that two people were thought to be cut off by the tide between the West Dorset resort and Charmouth.
The alarm was raised by National Coastwatch volunteer Howard Lyne who was on duty at the Charmouth look-out station.
The lifeboat was at sea within seven minutes of the coastguard request to launch which was given at 2.40pm.
After a comprehensive shoreline search by the lifeboat crew nothing was found and coastguards called off the operation.
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Lifeboat Operations Manager Nick Marks said: ’It seems the two people made their own way to safety but this shout demonstrated how well the Coastwatch volunteers, the coastguards and ourselves can work together. And it is always better to be safe than sorry.”
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