Swimmer rescued by Lyme lifeboat dies in hospital

PUBLISHED: 08:14 07 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:34 07 August 2015

Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Lyme Regis Lifeboat

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Crew members applied CPR before the man was flown to hospital but he failed to recover

Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat was launched last night (Thursday) following reports of three people in difficulties in choppy conditions off West Bexington.

One man was found by the lifeboat crew in the water some 30metres offshore. He was lifted aboard the lifeboat and all three members of the crew applied CPR.

The man was then winched aboard Rescue 106, the coastguard helicopter from Portland, and taken to hospital in Dorchester.

The lifeboat was launched at 4.42pm and returned to Lyme Regis harbour at 6.15pm.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were helmsman Murray Saunders, Tim Edwards and Tom Wallis.

* The man, in his forties and from the london area, later died in Hospital. It is udnerstood he went into the water to rescue a child.

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