Lifeboat called to yacht aground in Brancaster Harbour


- Credit: Colin Finch

A Wells lifeboat was called to the aid of a yacht that was aground.

On Tuesday, May 17, a 22' yacht Hobo went aground as it was approaching Brancaster Harbour and the tide was reaching its peak. The two people on board called Wells Lifeboard at around 5.22pm. It was launched 10 minutes later.

When they arrived, the crew raised the boat's lifting keel and people on board were able to manoeuvre themselves off the sandbank without further assistance.

No one was hurt in the incident.

A spokesperson from Wells Lifeboat said the sea conditions were quite benign.

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The crew stood by to make sure the yacht hadn't suffered any damage in the incident.

They then escorted the boat to Brancaster Harbour and helped them to tie up to a mooring.

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