Search

Lifeboat rescues stranded yacht off Suffolk coast

PUBLISHED: 17:31 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:31 12 July 2020

The volunteer crew of the 'Patsy Knight' lifeboat were called out to the aid of a small yacht off the Suffolk coast this afternoon. Photo: RNLI Lowestoft

The volunteer crew of the 'Patsy Knight' lifeboat were called out to the aid of a small yacht off the Suffolk coast this afternoon. Photo: RNLI Lowestoft

Archant

A lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a stranded yacht off the Suffolk coast after its engine failed.

Just after 1pm on Sunday, July 12, the volunteer crew of the RNLI were called to the aid of a 23ft motor yacht stranded off the Lowestoft coast near to Links Road.

You may also want to watch:

Engine failure meant that they were unable to return to shore - and despite the yacht crew’s best efforts to restart their engine, the boat was forced to drop anchor and contact HM Coastguard for help.

Lifeboat coxswain John Fox said: “The vessel was only a short distance off the coast and we were able to connect a towline.

“We then took the boat through the bascule bridge and back to her mooring in Oulton Broad.”

“By 2.30pm, the yacht and its crew were safely back on land.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Lowestoft Journal. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal