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Boat Rescue in Charmouth

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10:30am 12th August 2013

Four people have had to be rescued by the Coastguard after their boat capsized in Charmouth.

They were spotted 400 metres from the coast when the alarm was raised.

The group, 3 men and a woman, were travelling in a speedboat when it overturned, throwing them into the water.

The Lyme Regis Lifeboat rescued the 4 and brought them inshore for treatment - none suffered any serious injuries.

Lifeboat helmsman Elliott Herbert said: "When we arrived on scene all four adults were in the water and the speedboat was just visible above the surface. Needless to say, they were pleased to see us."

The incident yesterday afternoon (Sunday 11th August) capped off a busy weekend for the Coastguard. Earlier the same day they rescued a paraglider who suffered spinal injuries after crashing down into a field near Swyre.

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