Lifeboat called to two people and dog cut off by tide

The lifeboat crew return to the harbour, where they were treated to amazing views of a rainbow over the bay (photo by Seb Cope)

LYME Regis lifeboat crew was launched yesterday afternoon (Thursday) when coastguards reported two people and a dog cut off by the tide at Black Venn, between Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Sea conditions and visibility were good. The lifeboat crew were in communication with Lyme Regis coastguard team and conducted searches along the beach but were later stood down by the coastguard.

Nick Marks, volunteer lifeboat operations manager in Lyme Regis, said: “Conditions around the coastline this weekend are challenging with high tidal surges, large surf, and potential cliff falls. Anyone out walking should check the tide times prior to setting off.

“As always, if you see someone in difficulty please call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

The lifeboat was launched at 4.20pm and returned to Lyme Regis harbour an hour later. This was the 23rd emergency call answered by the volunteer crew at Lyme Regis so far this year.

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