Lifeboat launched to broken down boat just outside harbour

Lyme Regis lifeboat tows the vessel back into the harbour (photo by Seb Cope)

LYME Regis lifeboat crew launched yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) to reports of broken-down boat just outside the harbour entrance off the North Wall.

The volunteer crew were contacted by the coastguard at 6.55pm, launching at 7.04pm and on the scene within minutes.

Those aboard the boat were reported to be test driving, having launched from West Bay. They had stopped in Lyme and were heading back to West Bay when the boat lost all drive.

The five people aboard disembarked onto the North Wall and a coastguard team member boarded the stricken leisure boat. The lifeboat crew set up an alongside tow and took the boat back into the harbour.

The lifeboat returned to the station and was ready for service by 7.30pm.

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