RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to rescue a stranded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched on Thursday 19th September, at approximately 8am, following a Coastguard request, to a yacht that was stranded on the River Ore.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a yacht that was stranded, after it had grounded overnight when the tide went out. The casualty had requested assistance.

Once on scene, the ILB crew assessed the situation. Realising they couldn’t do anything at that time, the ILB crew took the yacht’s crew off, landed them at Orford Quay and left them with the local Coastguard team and the Harbour Master. They were to be returned to their yacht later in the day.

The ILB was stood down and returned to station.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ [email protected]

  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer (North and East), 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ [email protected]

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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