Lifeboat crew rescues anglers cut off by tide

The lifeboat pictured in Lyme Regis harbour with the two anglers on board

TWO anglers fishing from the North Wall of Lyme Regis harbour were rescued by the lifeboat crew on Tuesday night when they were cut off by the tide.

The two women from Bristol said they had not noticed the tide rising and were “embarrassed, cold and relieved” after being rescued.

The incident was one of the fastest on record for the volunteer Lyme Regis lifeboat crew.

Lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks said: “We were just about to start our regular bi-monthly training session so everyone was ready to launch.

“From the moment we got the alert and launched the lifeboat to the moment we returned the women to the safety of shore took a total of eleven minutes.”

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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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