Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat and Lyme Regis Lifeboat work together to safely return two casualties to Sidmouth

Date: 17.06.22

Time Launched: 19:20

Callout #: 4

Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat was tasked to assist Lyme Regis Lifeboat with the transfer of casualties from a vessel under tow, back to Sidmouth. 

Using the Sea Rider (Sidmouth 2) Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat rendezvoused with Lyme Regis Lifeboat, and transferred the two casualties back to Sidmouth – both were tired, but otherwise well. 

Sidmouth 2 then returned to Lyme Regis Lifeboat and took the casualties’ vessel under tow, to bring the vessel back to Sidmouth, returning to station at 20:20.

Many thanks to everyone involved.

Boat crew: Tony Martin (Helm), Guy Bennett

Shore crew: Jim Brewster, Toby Hoggarth, Ed Birch, Paul May, Andy Mitchell

DLA: Si Priestley

Wind speed: Force 2-3Wind: SE
Visibility: Very Good
Max Wave Height (m): 1
Persons assisted: 2

Note: Photograph for illustrative purposes only. It shows Sidmouth 2 in training. No photos were taken during the callout. Credit: Kyle Baker Photography


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