Local sailor rescued by lifeboat crew as sailing boat capsizes

The lifeboat crew captured during the emergency call-out by the onboard video camera

LOCAL sailor Frank Connor was rescued by Lyme Regis lifeboat crew on Friday, October 26 when his sailing boat capsized off Burton Bradstock.

The lifeboat was launched at 11.25am when Solent coastguards alerted the Lyme Regis crew to a report of a man sitting on the hull of his capsized boat.

The report to the coastguard came from a dog walker on the beach.

Mr Connor said: “We can all get caught out but thankfully the crew were fantastic, a real good attitude and great manner.”

The lifeboat crew took Mr Connor to meet coastguards in West Bay harbour. Then they returned to right the sailing boat and tow the broken-down vessel to the safety of West Bay harbour and returned to Lyme Regis at 1.30pm.

Woodmead Halls
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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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