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Lifeboats launched to assist yacht

The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.

The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.

Lifeboats were launched yesterday afternoon after a yacht got into difficulty off the north Northumberland coast.

Around 4pm, Humber Coastguard reported that a small yacht had requested assistance. It had draggged its anchor at Holy Island in an adverse wind and was in danger of being blown aground.

Both Seahouses lifeboats were launched and made their way to the island in a gusty wind and slightly choppy sea.

As the lifeboats approached the scene, the yacht managed to restart its engine, recover its anchor and had made its way to the safety of the harbour at Holy Island, where it was met by local coastguard officers. Both lifeboats were released and returned to station.

 

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