Lyme lifeboat rescues stranded ketch

Volunteer RNLI crew puts to sea for the eighth time in ten days

LYME Regis lifeboat answered its eighth emergency call in ten days yesterday (Tuesday) - when they went to the aid of a broken down boat.

Coastguards asked the volunteer crew to help a ten metre ketch with engine trouble , 14 miles south of the resort.

The vessel, Sanuk, with one man aboard, suffered intermittent engine failure and was towed by the lifeboat to the safety of Lyme Regis harbour.

One lifeboat crewman boarded the ketch - which was en-route from Brixham to Poole - during the tow. T

he lifeboat was launched at around 2pm and was at sea for three hours.