Wells Lifeboat tows boat to safety

PUBLISHED: 23:44 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 07:48 08 October 2015

An RNLI lifeboat.

An RNLI lifeboat.

Four people were rescued by a crew from Wells Lifeboat after their fishing boat suffered engine failure off Burnham harbour.

The 16m fishing vessel, called Audrena, developed fuel problems and lost power during a fishing trip for shrimps.

A lifeboat was launched at 12.15pm yesterday to help Audrena, which was one mile north-east of Bridgridle buoy, off Burnham Overy Staithe.

John Mitchell, a spokesman for Wells Lifeboat, said: “The lifeboat took the vessel under tow and headed back to Wells harbour. There were four crew on board and no-one was hurt in the incident.

“The vessel was towed back into the harbour at 3.30pm, when there was enough water in the channel, and she was safely attached to a mooring buoy.”

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