Busy Bank Holiday for coastguards and lifeboat

IT was a busy start to the Bank Holiday for volunteers from Lyme Regis coastguards and lifeboat crew.

Coastguards from Lyme Regis, West Bay and Wyke Regis were called at 9.15am to reports of a missing vulnerable person near Burton Bradstock. Dorset Police also attended the scene and the lifeboat crew were then called to assist with the search at 10am.

After several hours, the casualty was located and passed into the care of the ambulance service and the police.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were then tasked to a report of persons in the water and a dive boat in trouble 19.5 miles south of West Bay.

As the lifeboat crew arrived on scene it was clear all three people were safe and well aboard the dive boat and managed to get the engine working and then returned to West Bay harbour.

The lifeboat returned to Lyme Regis harbour after a total of four hours at sea.

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