Coastguard and lifeboat launched to help stranded woman

Lyme Regis lifeboat with the woman and dogs aboard (photo by Pete Hackett)

COASTGUARDS and the lifeboat crew were launched on Tuesday afternoon to assist a woman stranded between Lyme Regis and Charton Bay, west of the town. 

Coastguards were alerted a 12.34pm to the stranded woman. She also had two dogs with her, one of which was blind and struggling with the terrain.

As the coastguards were preparing to access the beach via the Undercliff to the west and Monmouth Beach to the east, the lifeboat located the woman safe and well.

With the calm sea conditions, it was decided to return her and the dogs by sea back to Lyme Regis. The coastguard team then headed to the lifeboat station to make sure she was okay and ensure her safe return home.

Lifeboat helm Tom Crabbe said: “The weather and see conditions made for a quick and safe recovery. It is important for people to check tide times before heading out. If you see someone in trouble in or near the sea, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

If you are going out for a walk somewhere different, please charge your phone, check the tide times and the weather conditions and tell someone where you are going.

You might also consider downloading the what3words smartphone app. In the event of an emergency you will be able to tell the emergency services exactly where you are.

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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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