Wells and Cromer lifeboats respond to mayday call after yacht stranded at Blakeney Point

The yacht Jenny is towed to safety by the RNLI.

The yacht Jenny is towed to safety by the RNLI. - 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.

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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.

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