RNLI called to aid stranded yacht

PUBLISHED: 09:52 29 July 2016

Grounded yacht

Grounded yacht

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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers were called upon to aid a stranded yacht yesterday (Thursday).

The 16ft yacht was found stuck at the bottom of shallow water in the River Brue.

Crews managed to re-float the boat quickly and return it to safety.

Helmsman Nick Edrich said: “The yachtsman had been caught unawares by a sudden gust of wind while exiting the river, and found himself aground on the river bank, on a lee shore with the top of the tide not too far away.”


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