Pensioner airlifted to safety from rocks at Seaton

PUBLISHED: 17:24 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:54 01 June 2015

The pensioner is airlifted to safety off Seaton

The pensioner is airlifted to safety off Seaton

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Lyme RNLI crew called to assist 67-year-old in need of medical help

Lyme Regis lifeboat was launched this afternoon (2.27pm, Tuesday, May 26) to assist coastguards who had been called to help a 67-year-old man reported to be in need of medical help.

The man and his young grandchildren – a boy and a girl – were on rocks between Seaton Chine and Seaton Hole when the alarm was raised.

One lifeboat crew member went ashore to help, and the coastguard helicopter took the man to a waiting ambulance on Seaton cricket ground.

The two children were taken by lifeboat to Seaton beach and coastguards took them to meet the ambulance.

The lifeboat returned to harbour after almost two hours at sea.


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