Two lifeboats launched after yacht loses mast nine miles from Happisburgh

A lifeboat has been launched from Happisburgh.

A lifeboat has been launched from Happisburgh. - Credit: Archant

Two lifeboats have been called out to assist a yacht after it got into difficulties off the coast of Happisburgh.

A spokesman for the coast guard said the 30ft vessel lost its mast and was around nine miles out to sea.

Lifeboats from Happisburgh and Caister-on-Sea were launched following a distress call at around 8pm on Thursday.

On arrival, crews found yacht, named Wyzzi Wig, with its mast and rigging in the water, and one person on board who was unhurt.

The crew from Happisburgh removed the rigging and took the person on board, while the lifeboat from Caister towed the vessel.

A spokesman said it was likely to arrive in Gorleston or Lowestoft at around midnight.