Wells Lifeboat rescues small yacht.
The all-weather lifeboat towed a twenty-six foot yacht into Wells Harbour in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 18 August) after she developed engine trouble.
At 11:40 pm last night the yacht, with two people on board, called for help when her engine broke down seven miles NE of Wells Harbour.
The lifeboat launched from the Holkham Bay low water launch site and reached the yacht forty-five minutes later. Two crew members were put on board and secured a tow to the yacht.
Once the line was established the yacht was towed to Wells arriving at Wells Fairway Buoy at 3:20am this morning, where they waited for the tide.
At 6:10am the tow resumed and the yacht was safely brought in and moored on the pontoon in the outer harbour.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.