Five rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat after cabin cruiser breaks down off Boston

PUBLISHED: 15:26 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 22 October 2018

Hunstanton lifeboat  Picture: Ross Bain

Hunstanton lifeboat Picture: Ross Bain

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Five people were towed to safey after their cabin cruiser broke down on a fishing trip.

Two adults and three children were on board the vessel when it suffered engine problems off Boston this morning.

Hunstanton lifeboat was launched to its assistance at 8.30am. An RNLI Nspokesman said: “On arrival at scene it was reported that the vessel had suffered gearbox failure, while on an angling trip, a tow was secured and the lifeboat towed them back into Boston, there were two adults and three children on board. The lifeboat arrived back at station at 11.50 am.”

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