The whole Coastguard team was tasked to two persons cut off by the rising tide between Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The two young men had climbed the cliffs, through dense undergrowth, in an attempt to seek sanctuary. They had then dialled 999 when they realised they were unable to climb further and reach safety. The Lyme Regis lifeboat was launched and a crew put ‘ashore’ in an attempt to rescue them but they were too far up the cliff face for a safe extraction. They were eventually winched to safety by the Coastguard helicopter. Other than a few cuts and grazes, they were uninjured. They were offered some robust safety advice, since they were both lifeguards and should really have known the consequences of their actions.
2012 Incident #40 02.08.12 1548UTC #3156