Swimmer rescued by Minehead RNLI

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A swimmer who got into difficulties during a Sunday morning dip off Minehead couldn’t have chosen a better moment – for there were three lifeboats in the area at the time.

The teenager found himself being carried out to sea by a falling tide yesterday (May 4), and tried to attract the attention of a nearby jet skier, but failed.

But he was spotted by the crew of Minehead’s D-class lifeboat which was on exercise with the station’s Atlantic 85 and the all-weather lifeboat from Barry Dock at the time.

Photo by leppre

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