Weymouth Inshore lifeboat launched

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.00pm on Monday 16th April at the request of Solent Coastguard.

Weymouth Inshore lifeboat being recovered after shout.

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth Inshore lifeboat being recovered

They were tasked to go to Stair Hole near to Lulworth Cove where a despondent woman was reported to be at the top of the cliffs.

The plan was to use the lifeboat to give cover close into shore while the Coastguard cliff rescue teams from Lulworth and Kimmeridge and the Police on shore dealt with the incident.

However by the time the lifeboat was on scene at 3.20pm the incident was resolved and they were no longer required.

The lifeboat returned to station at 3.45pm and was made ready for the next shout before the volunteer crew were able to stand down.

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