Lifeboat called to broken down cruiser near Great Yarmouth

RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat. Photo: James Bass

RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat. Photo: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

A lifeboat from Gorleston was called to help the crew of a boat that had suffered engine failure last night (Saturday).

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston ILB was launched at 6.41pm to help a cruiser that had got into trouble on the River Bure.

When the lifeboat reached the cruiser, a crew member was put onboard to connect a tow line.

The cruiser, which had two crew members and two dogs on board, has suffered engine failure and had been pushed onto the mud by the strong tide.

Once secured, the cruiser was towed to the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.

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