Red Devils drop in to Lyme Regis

The Red Devils land on the Cobb sands at Lyme Regis. Picture: RICHARD HOROBN

The Red Devils land on the Cobb sands at Lyme Regis. Picture: RICHARD HOROBN - Credit: Archant

Thrills and spills as Lifeboat Week pulls in the crowds

Large crowds gathered to watch the Red Devils dop in. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

Large crowds gathered to watch the Red Devils dop in. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

Crowds were entertained to action in the air and on the water as Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week continued this week.

The Army parachute team, The Red Devils, thrilled spectators with their precision landing on the Cobb sands on Thursday.

Previously large crowds watched six bathtubs race across Lyme Bay to the harbour.

Winners were the Lyme Regis Youth Sailing Club. The lifeboat crew came 4th, and the team from the Alexandra came last and had to be helped ashore by the lifeboat and its crew!

The lifeboat crew came 4th in the bathtub race. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

The lifeboat crew came 4th in the bathtub race. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant


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Meanwhile 600 hotdogs were sold at the lifeboat crew’s barbecue on the slipway.

And there was real life drama when lifeboat crew member Seb Cope went to the rescue after 11-year-old holidaymaker Dylan Cox, from Bristol, dropped his phone into the harbour.

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Donning goggles and his wet suit, Seb dived to the sea bed for 15 minutes and found the phone.

The bathtub race team from the Alexandra came last and had to be helped ashore by the lifeboat and

The bathtub race team from the Alexandra came last and had to be helped ashore by the lifeboat and its crew. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

Bathtub race winners - Lyme Regis Youth Sailing Club. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

Bathtub race winners - Lyme Regis Youth Sailing Club. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

The lifeboat crew’s barbecue on the slipway, Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

The lifeboat crew’s barbecue on the slipway, Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

Lifeboat crew member Seb Cope with the phone he retrieved from the seabed. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

Lifeboat crew member Seb Cope with the phone he retrieved from the seabed. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN - Credit: Archant

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