Lifeboat crews rescue distressed yacht

PUBLISHED: 13:03 04 September 2012

Highbridge and Burnham Town Sign.

Highbridge and Burnham Town Sign.

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LIFEBOAT crews rescued a distressed yacht which broke down in Burnham yesterday evening (Tues).

The RNLI and the Coastguard launched at about 7.30pm to help a yacht in the River Parrett.

The yacht’s crew were visitors to the area and their engine had cut out.

They requested assistance due to the rapidly diminishing light as night-time approached.

The yacht was towed to safety and no-one was injured.

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