Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat volunteers called to rescue drifting yacht
Aldeburgh RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Freddie Cooper was launched at 8.50pm on Sunday 29 May at the request of Humber Coastguard, following a report of a 30ft yacht with three people on board drifting off Sizewell due to steering failure.
Once the yacht was safely handed over to Lowestoft lifeboat, the crew of the Freddie Cooper returned to station at 12.15am.
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