Exmouth lifeboat volunteers help 37-foot yacht

PUBLISHED: 10:27 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:20 19 July 2017

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a yacht near Seaton

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a yacht near Seaton

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R and J Welburn was launched after two casualties on board the vessel had lost steering near Seaton

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out on Monday, July 18, to help two people on a yacht which had lost all steering.

Shannon-class lifeboat R and J Welburn was launched at around 10am to help the 47-foot yacht 14 miles south of Seaton.

Crew volunteers reached the casualties within an hour in rough sea and established a tow to take them to safety.

Deputy coxswain Roger Jackson said: “The man and woman were on passage from Poole to Brixham and requested a tow to a safe harbour.

“We brought them back to Exmouth Marina where the sea state was kinder to them and us as crew volunteers before the impending storm.”

The casualties arrived at Exmouth marina at 1.40pm.

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