Lifeboats called out to boats in difficulty off Sheringham and Blakeney

Scenes from the RNLI's rescue operation to save the Amanda after her propellor fouled in a storm ye

Scenes from the RNLI's rescue operation to save the Amanda after her propellor fouled in a storm yesterday. Picture: RNLI - Credit: Archant

Both Wells lifeboats were in action when a sailing yacht fouled its propeller and a small motorboat suffered engine failure in severe weather.

Scenes from the RNLI's rescue operation to save the Amanda after her propellor fouled in a storm ye

Scenes from the RNLI's rescue operation to save the Amanda after her propellor fouled in a storm yesterday. Picture: RNLI - Credit: Archant

The all-weather lifeboat was called out on Wednesday afternoon to assist the sailing vessel Amanda, with one crew on board.

The vessel had fouled her propeller a mile north of Sheringham and was being towed towards Wells by the Sheringham lifeboat.

Wells lifeboat met the Amanda and took over the tow, releasing the Sheringham Lifeboat. The yacht was taken into Wells and moored alongside the quay.

Later yesterday, Humber Coastguard asked the inshore lifeboat to divert from a routine training exercise to Blakeney Point, where a small dory-type vessel with two people aboard had suffered engine failure.

Localised squalls, lightning, heavy rain and hail hampered the rescue but the casualty vessel was located and towed in to Morston Quay.

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