Lifeboat crew called to sinking Broads Cruiser in River Yare

Gorleston lifeboat was called to help rescue a sinking Broads Cruiser in the River Yare this afternoon.

The vessel in trouble was taking on water at an 'alarming rate' so the crew - a man and wife with their pet dog - called the emergency services to them, between Burgh Castle and Reedham.

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Inshore Lifeboat Seahorse IV was called out at 12.45pm to assist.

But the Broads Authority towed the vessel to the moorings at Seven Miles House before the lifeboat arrived to pump out the vessel.

The lifeboat crew - Graham Durrant, Al Churchman and Andy Mason - returned to base at approximately 2.45pm after ensuring there was no hole in the hull.

A possible engine fault is thought to have been the cause.

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