Wells and Cromer lifeboats respond to mayday call after yacht stranded at Blakeney Point
- Credit: Wells RNLI
Lifeboats and their crew responded to a mayday call in the early hours of Sunday morning after a yacht was stranded on Blakeney Point.
The 5m boat, with one person on board, was in danger of capsizing after getting in to difficulties between Wells and Cromer.
Crews from Wells and Cromer headed to the scene arriving at around 1.20am.
By this time the vessel's skipper had made their way to shore after some difficulty in the surf which led to Humber Coastguard sending its helicopter.
At 2.30am it was decided to wait until daylight to attempt to refloat the yacht, which was done on the 4.30am flood tide.
You may also want to watch:
It was then towed by Cromer lifeboat before being handed over to the Wells crew who took it back to Wells Harbour.
The boat had been damaged during its grounding and had lost steering.
- 1 Huge blast proof bunker with acre of land for sale by auction
- 2 Road closed due to accident after car reportedly flips on to its roof
- 3 Part of A47 closed due to crash
- 4 Have 'murder hornets' been found in Norfolk?
- 5 Caroline Flack's mum to open 'grief café' in Norfolk
- 6 The Chase star's tribute to contestant who died in Norfolk house fire
- 7 ‘Can you let me off?’ pleads driver doing 90mph in 50mph zone
- 8 Club reopens after Covid cases among staff and customers
- 9 Man drove round campsite 'like a rally driver' after argument
- 10 Rovers return? New landlords relaunch village pub with parties and Sunday lunches for dogs