Lifeboat called to help cruiser in difficulty in the Wash
Hunstanton's RNLI lifeboat was called out to help a cruiser that had broken down and was aground in the Wash.
Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Hunstanton RNLI lifeboat, Spirit of West Norfolk, just before midday today to go to the aid of a cabin cruiser that had suffered gearbox failure and was aground with one person on board.
On arrival at the scene it was established that the cruiser had left Denver and had developed mechanical problems on entering the Wash.
The Hunstanton volunteer lifeboat crew towed the cruiser to Kings Lynn, where they tied the cruiser up alongside the new pontoon that had been placed near Boal Quay.
The lifeboat returned to its station at 4.30pm.
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