Overdue dinghy sailor sparks sea search off Lyme

Emergency services scrambled as man fails to return to shore on time

LYME Regis Coastguard rescue team and the town’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were scrambled to search for a missing dingy sailor yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

The man had rowed out of Charmouth in the open inflatable and had not returned when expected, sparking the emergency alert at around 12.45pm.

A number of other vessels responded to a radio call from Portland Coastguard and were preparing to join in the search when the man returned and was reunited with his wife.