Yacht rescued in rough seas near Wells

The RNLI team at Wells was called out to rescue a yacht. The RNLI team at Wells was called out to rescue a yacht.

Friday, August 29, 2014
3:58 PM

The Wells all-weather lifeboat was used to rescue a small yacht which got into difficulties in rough seas off shore today.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The lifeboat, Doris M Mann of Ampthill was launched at 12.57pm after being paged by Humber Coastguards at 12:14pm.

The yellow hulled yacht Gin Fizz had been sailing approximately two miles north-east of Wells’ leading buoy with one person on board.

It was having difficulty against the strong east going tide and head-winds despite being under sail and having an outboard auxiliary engine.

It was decided to launch the all-weather lifeboat as the conditions on the bar were too rough in the south-south-west force five wind for the inshore lifeboat to attend.

The yacht was taken in tow and brought back to her moorings in Wells harbour.

No one was hurt in the incident.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Norfolk Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Five-day forecast

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT