Lowestoft lifeboat aids yacht in difficulties

Lowestoft Lifeboat, Patsy Knight, was called out. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE

Lowestoft Lifeboat, Patsy Knight, was called out. Picture: ERIC JOHNSTONE - Credit: Archant

Lowestoft's RNLI lifeboat has assisted a 40-foot yacht that was drifting, and without power.

The yacht that was assisted by Lowestoft lifeboat. Picture: RNLI.

The yacht that was assisted by Lowestoft lifeboat. Picture: RNLI. - Credit: Archant

The volunteer lifeboat crew were involved in the minor call out just after 7.30pm last night (Saturday) after being alerted to assist the yacht that was drifting on Lake Lothing.

Lowestoft lifeboat coxswain, John Fox, said: 'No other vessel was available to assist the yacht so we responded to their request for help.

'The yacht was at the Oulton Broad end of Lake Lothing and without power. It had drifted across the water and was in danger of going aground or colliding with submerged obstructions.

'The two people on board the craft told us that a rope had also caught around their rudder. We were able to put the yacht back safely on her moorings.'


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