Coastguards assist yacht in difficulty and injured runner

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Coastguards assist yacht in difficulty and injured runner Coastguards assist yacht in difficulty and injured runner

A YACHT entangled with an anchor chain and a man who injured himself during the Charmouth Challenge fun run sparked alert for coastguards.

Shortly after midday on Friday, July 4, the Jenny Irene yacht made a mayday broadcast after becoming entangled with an anchor chain in Lyme Bay.

The coastguard rescue helicopter kept a watch over the yacht until the Torbay lifeboat arrived on scene and towed the yacht to safety.

Elsewhere on Saturday, July 5, Lyme Regis coastguards alerted Portland coastguard to a 47-year-old man who had fallen and injured himself during the Charmouth Challenge fun run, shortly after 4pm.

The coastguards assisted the man until the ambulance arrived on scene.

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