Lifeboat called to help broken-down yacht 23 miles off Norfolk coast

RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat.
Picture: James Bass

RNLI Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2015

A lifeboat was called to help a yacht after it broke down more than 20 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth.

The coastguard said it received a distress call at 5.50pm on Thursday to reports that the 32-ft vessel had suffered an engine failure.

Two people were on board and there were no reported injuries.

A lifeboat from Gorleston was sent out to assist the yacht, which was 20 nautical miles (23 miles) out to sea, a coastguard spokesman said.