Lifeboat crew rescues 11 people including three week old baby from boat near Ludham
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Passengers on a Broads cruiser with a baby on board were rescued after an engine failure.
Hemsby Lifeboat were paged by Humber Coastguard at around 7.30pm on Wednesday to reports of a hire cruiser with engine problems drifting down the River Ant, south of Ludham Bridge.
There were eleven people on board, including a three week old baby.
The Broads lifeboat towed the broken boat back towards Ludham Bridge and moored it alongside other boats and made it safe while waiting for an engineer from Herbert Woods Boatyard to arrive.
Five passengers plus the baby were off-loaded and escorted to Ludham Bridge to waiting transport. The engineer arrived and repaired the damaged water pump, and the cruiser was re-moored to the opposite bank, with the remaining passengers happy to stay on board and carry on with their holiday.
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The lifeboat was stood down and returned after 11pm.
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