At 4.50pm on Saturday, (September 16), Exmouth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out to rescue a broken-down motorboat off Lyme Regis.

The lifeboat launched at 5.03pm and made their way at best speed to the last known location of the vessel, arriving with it at 5.54pm where they assessed the situation. It was established that the 28ft motor cruiser was unable to make progress and so the lifeboat took it under tow to Exmouth.

The lifeboat and the casualty vessel arrived safely at Exmouth Marina at 9.40pm where they were met by members of the Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team and the boat safely moored. No one was injured or required medical attention as a result of this emergency.

The lifeboat was crewed by Coxswain, Roy Stott, with crew Chris Sims, Robert Thompson, Guy Munnings, Charles Swales and Geoff Mills.

Detailed RNLI safety advice for motorboating can be found here: