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Lifeboat in yacht rescue

PUBLISHED: 22:35 06 July 2008 | UPDATED: 20:48 05 July 2010

A lifeboat crew from Lowestoft battled strong winds to rescue a stricken yacht which lost its rudder after hitting a sandbank.

The yacht, with two people on board, ran into difficulty close to Lowestoft harbour and within sight of the pier earlier today (Sunday).

A lifeboat crew from Lowestoft battled strong winds to rescue a stricken yacht which lost its rudder after hitting a sandbank.

The yacht, with two people on board, ran into difficulty close to Lowestoft harbour and within sight of the pier earlier today (Sunday).

The lifeboat was sent out at 4.50pm in winds gusting about 50mph and safely towed the yacht, with a man and woman on board, safely back to harbour by 5.30pm.

Lifeboat spokesman Richard Musgrove said: “They were very difficult conditions and, on entry

to the harbour, there was a strong tide.”

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