Happisburgh and Cromer lifeboats called to early morning rescue

Happisburgh's Douglas Paley lifeboat. Picture: submitted

Happisburgh's Douglas Paley lifeboat. Picture: submitted - Credit: Archant

Lifeboat crews from Happisburgh and Cromer were called out early this morning to a yacht, which had lost all power.

The 28-foot vessel suffered engine failure off the coast at Walcott and contacted the Humber Coastguard, which scrambled the crews into action just before 6am.

Cromer's all weather lifeboat was launched along with Happisburgh's Douglas Paley lifeboat.

With a flat sea and good visibility the crews soon spotted the yacht. Happisburgh's crew of Matt Bales, Charlotte Siely and Cubitt Siely Jnr went alongside and checked on the two passengers on board the boat, who were both well.

They then helped their fellow lifeboat men rig up a tow, and the yacht was towed to Great Yarmouth by the Cromer vessel.

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