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Aldeburgh RNLI Lifeboats Called to Rescue Stranded Yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Aldeburgh's All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats were launched after there was a report of a 28-foot yacht stranded on the mud at the mouth of the River Ore.

While on exercise the RNLI Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was diverted, at the request of Humber Coastguard, to a report of a yacht aground at the mouth of the River Ore. Soon afterwards the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was also launched, in the River Alde and proceeded via the River Ore to assist the casualty vessel. Aldeburgh ALB stood by just outside the river mouth. On arrival at the scene, the ILB crew discovered that the yacht was inside the river mouth and was in danger of running aground again, after it had initially managed to refloat. A tow was eventually secured and the casualty vessel was taken to Orford Quay.

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