Helicopter lands on beach for lifeboat exercise

Photo by Richard Austin

VOLUNTEERS of Lyme Regis lifeboat crew took part in a major exercise with the coastguard helicopter on Sunday morning.

The 75 minute exercise began when the helicopter, from St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, landed on the beach and the aircraft’s winchman transferred to the lifeboat.

Senior lifeboat helm Tim Edwards said: “This was a really valuable exercise in dealing with a casualty at sea, particularly with the winchman aboard to advise on the handling of difficult situations when performing complicated rescues involving the coastguard helicopter.”

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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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