Lifeboats called to help two yachts off Norfolk coast

The lifeboat from RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat Station. Picture: Mick Howes

The lifeboat from RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat Station. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Lifeboats were called to help two yachts after they got into trouble off the Norfolk coast.

Lowestoft's lifeboat was called to help a vessel 20 miles from the coast at around 6.30pm today (Thursday, August 9).

The 40ft yacht, which had two people aboard, was suffering from a problem with its motor.

A HM Coastguard spokesman said those aboard the vessel 'did not feel confident' using the sails due to adverse weather.

Meanwhile, a lifeboat from Gorleston was called to assist two people aboard a 30ft yacht off the coast.

The vessel was also suffering with motor problems. The lifeboat was called at 5.40pm.

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