Search for two missing walkers on Undercliff path

The lifeboat returns to the station late on Easter Sunday after helping to find to missing walkers

COASTGUARDS and the lifeboat crew were called out last night (Sunday) to search for two walkers who went missing along the Undercliff path between Lyme Regis and Seaton.

Lyme Regis coastguards received the call at 9.07pm and split into small search teams, entering the Undercliff at different points between Lyme and Rousdon.

Meanwhile, the lifeboat was launched to conduct a shoreline search and eventually spotted the walkers in thick undergrowth at Pinhay cliff.

All coastguard search teams made their way to the area and, with the help of the lifeboat, managed to reach the two casualties and their two dogs.

The couple, from Bristol, were escorted back onto the coast path and up to an area where they could be picked up by other family members.

The lifeboat crew returned to Lyme Regis at 11.10pm.

Coastguards advised: “If you are walking the coast path or beach, please check the tide times, have a fully charged phone and make sure that you have enough daylight to complete the walk.

“The coastguard recommend using a smartphone app such as What3Words to provide an accurate location. This would have significantly reduced the amount of time taken to reach the casualties.”

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