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Two 14 year old boys were saved from being swept out to sea over the weekend by the Lyme Regis RNLI crew. Both the boys went for a swim to cool off as the UK sizzled in the heatwave, but were soon swept away to sea by strong current. They struggled to swim in the cold waters but were safely rescued and brought ashore.
As we approached the scene, I could see it was serious, with crowds of people gathering around. When we reached her, I went into auto-pilot. She was the same age as me - and it hit home that these were life or death situations for real people that I would be involved in.
Acclaimed chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix cooked up a Dickensian White Bait Supper, in celebration of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Fish Supper on the River Thames and also threw in a little history lesson.
Most of us born and bred Londoners think we know all about what our great city has to offer, but even decades into the game I'm still fascinated by pockets of our community that I know nothing about.