RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have welcomed aboard their newest sea-going crew member.

Kyle Knight, 25, has joined Lyme Regis lifeboat.

Kyle, a maintenance operative with Lyme Regis Town Council, went to sea on his first ‘shout’ when two kayakers were reported in trouble off Axmouth.

Dorchester-born Kyle said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my first shout. I have always loved the sea and joining the Lyme Regis RNLI seemed the natural thing to do. It was great to get my first shout under my belt.”

Kyle had been training for just over a year.

Murray Saunders, who was at the lifeboat helm for Kyle’s first shout, said: “Kyle will be an asset to our sea-going team. He is very keen and showing a good deal of promise.”

Lyme Regis Town Council now has two members of staff on the lifeboat team. The local authority’s operations manager, Matt Adamson-Drage, is a deputy launching authority.