Lifeboat launched after boat runs aground on Norfolk coast

A 57 foot barge has been towed back to Great Yarmouth today after running aground on the Norfolk coast.

The all weather lifeboat at Gorleston was launched after the vessel, which had two people on board, ran aground at Winterton at about 4am.

The crew managed to get the barge free from the mud flats before towing it back into Yarmouth harbour at just after 8am.

The Caister Lifeboat crew was initially called and put on stand by, but later stood down.

There are not believed to be any injuries.


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