Wells lifeboat rescues two from yacht aground

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The inshore lifeboat rescued two people when their small yacht went aground on a stony shoal.

The alarm was raised just before six o’clock on Monday, August 26. The inshore lifeboat launched shortly afterwards and attempted to pull the 23’ yacht off the bank known as Ben Taylor’s.

The crew of two were taken off the boat when the lifeboat was unable to re-float the vessel. They were ferried to the boathouse to await the next high water, which was shortly after three o’clock, when the lifeboat would attempt to re-float them.

It’s understood the pair were trying to leave Wells early in the morning to return to Hartlepool but went aground on the falling tide on a stony bank on the edge of the channel between the quay and the boathouse.

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