Coastguard and lifeboat teams from Lowestoft rescue people on board broken down yacht

Lowestoft relief RNLI Lifeboat 'Reg' was alerted at 8pm on Tuesday when a solo sailor who had set ou

Lowestoft relief RNLI Lifeboat 'Reg' was alerted at 8pm on Tuesday when a solo sailor who had set out from Lowestoft on a pleasure trip to Southwold suffered engine failure on the journey. The 32ft yacht Resolution had been struggling to make its way back to Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

A lifeboat was launched from an east Suffolk harbour yesterday evening (Tuseday, August 22) to retrieve a boat which had broken down at sea.

RNLI and coastguard teams from Lowestoft were sent to help a sailing yacht which got into trouble just outside the harbour.

They were paged by the Humber Coastguard Operations Centre and the RNLI at around 8.05pm.

The Lowestoft relief RNLI Lifeboat, Reg, were alerted to a sailing yacht which had recently left the harbour from the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club.

The vessel was called 'Resolution' – she had suffered engine failure and had to be towed back to shore.

The lifeboat crew arrived to find the person on board was safe and well, and once the yacht was back in the harbour the coastguard teams were stood down.

A HM Coastguard spokesman said: 'Whilst out on a local knowledge patrol of access points on the broads, Lowestoft Mobile was tasked by Humber Coastguard Operations Centre to meet with the RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat in the harbour.

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'The team met with the lifeboat and the sailing yacht 'Resolution' that had recently left the harbour, however suffered engine failure and had to be towed back.

'All was well with the occupant and we were stood down to return back to our patrol.'

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