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Lifeboat rescues yacht crew stuck in harbour

PUBLISHED: 13:18 06 September 2020 | UPDATED: 08:43 07 September 2020

Wells Lifeboat have rescued a yacht which became stuck in Blakeney Harbour. Photo: RNLI

Wells Lifeboat have rescued a yacht which became stuck in Blakeney Harbour. Photo: RNLI

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A lifeboat crew rescued a yacht after it ran aground at a harbour during the night.

Wells All Weather Lifeboat was called out shortly after 6.10am on Sunday by Humber Coast Guard to a yacht with a crew of two which had run aground during the night in the entrance to Blakeney Harbour.

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During the grounding, the yacht had sustained considerable rudder damage leaving it stuck to starboard.

The lifeboat crew arrived on the scene at 7.20am, where a lifeboat crew member climbed on board the yacht and rigged a tow before returning to Wells harbour where repairs could be undertaken.

The yacht was safely tied up on a mooring adjacent to the outer harbour and the two crew members were transferred to the shore.

Following the incident, the lifeboat was sanitised, refuelled and made ready for service again.


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