Fishing boat Ruby Blue rescued off the coast of Sea Palling by the village’s independent lifeboat

A fishing boat was rescued this morning off the coast of Sea Palling after a reported engine failure.

Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat were called at 9.55am after Ruby Blue was drifting out at sea.

The lifeboat was launched at 10am and reached the boat at 10.08am.

The lifeboat crew, Eddie Bellerby, Jessica Parker, Kevin Fenn, Eric Piken, Annamarie Mann, Mick Clarke and Ashlee McNeill took the fishing boat and its three crew safely back to shore.

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