Yacht towed to safety by Lyme lifeboat

PUBLISHED: 09:09 01 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:09 01 April 2013

Lyme Regis lifeboat - The Spirit of Loch Fyne

Lyme Regis lifeboat - The Spirit of Loch Fyne

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Easter Sunday 'rescue' after vessel broke free from its mooring outside the harbour

A 35 foot yacht which became grounded and then broke its mooring was ‘rescued’ by the volunteer crew of the Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat yesterday (Sunday).

They launched at 5.40pm after the vessel was seen to have slipped its mooring in rough seas outside Lyme Regis harbour.

One crew member boarded the yacht to attach a line and the lifeboat towed it to the safety of the harbour.

No-one else was aboard the yacht at the time. This was the fifth emergency call to the Lyme Regis lifeboat so far this year.

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