Windsurfer rescued by Lyme lifeboat

PUBLISHED: 15:02 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:57 16 November 2018

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat brings the exhausted windsurfer back to harbour. Picture: RNLI

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat brings the exhausted windsurfer back to harbour. Picture: RNLI

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Exhausted man brought safely back to shore

A windsurfer in difficulties was rescued by the volunteer crew of Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat.

The alarm was raised on Saturday (November 11) by a woman who was watching the man from the beach. When she could not see the windsurfer for about 10 minutes, she called coastguards.

Lyme Regis lifeboat launched at 1pm and was quickly on scene to assist the exhausted windsurfer. He was taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to the safety of the lifeboat station by 2pm.

This was the 38th emergency call answered by the lifeboat crew so far this year.

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