Lowestoft lifeboat comes to aid of German yacht

Lowestoft Lifeboat call out 1504. Credit: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft Lifeboat call out 1504. Credit: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

A yacht that had lost all engine power has been successfully assisted by a lifeboat crew.

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Lowestoft was called just before noon today to go to the aid of a small yacht stranded off the coast at Lowestoft.

The crew of the Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat Patsy Knight were called out at 11.57am to help the 10 metre yacht which had engine failure.

Lowestoft lifeboat coxswain John Fox said: 'When we reached the solo crewman on board the German registered yacht 'Westy', which was two miles east of the South Holm buoy, he told us that he had lost all power from his engine.

'He was unable to sail into the harbour so we connected a towline and brought him safely into Yacht Basin arriving at 1.30pm.'

Do you have a Lowestoft story? Contact reporters at The Lowestoft Journal by calling 01502 525 832 or by emailing lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk.

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