Lifeboat crew answers 40th shout of the year

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew returns to harbour with fenders after the 40th shout of the year (photo by Seb Cope)

LYME Regis lifeboat crew answered its 40th emergency call of the year over the Christmas period.

The volunteer crew were called on on Thursday, December 27 following reports of what appeared to be two drifting kayaks a mile and a half to the east of the town’s harbour.

The ‘kayaks’ turned out to be large black fenders drifting out to sea south of the Black Ven cliff.

The fenders were recovered by the lifeboat crew and taken ashore at Lyme Regis harbour.

The crew was launched at 11.30am and the crew returned to harbour half an hour later.

The 39th call of the year came just before Christmas when the crew was asked to help someone reportedly cut off by the tide east of Lyme Regis at 8.30pm on December 23.

The crew was stood down before launching as local coastguard unit confirmed the person was happily fossil hunting

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