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Lyme Regis lifeboat saves kayaker from drowning
3:30pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
A LIFEBOAT crew from Lyme Regis saved a kayaker from drowning after he was plunged from his craft into heavy seas.
The rescue comes after the Lyme Regis crew took receipt of a new vessel – the Spirit of Loch Fyne – earlier this year.
The lifeboat was launched on Sunday night in heavy seas a quarter of a mile off Axmouth.
Crewmember Jon Broome said: “The man was close to drowning and we were operating in a force five wind.”