Amble lifeboat and Coastguard called to stricken yacht which had run aground

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Amble lifeboat and the Coastguard were alerted earlier today (August 23) to help a yacht which had run aground.

The Coastguard were alerted at 4.30pm to the stricken vessel which was stuck on the River Amble.

A statement from the Coastguard said: “The local lifeboat and Coastguard rescue team from Amble were sent to help. All the people on board are safe and well and the plan is to re-float the yacht at high tide later this evening. The harbour master has been made aware.”

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