RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat launched to a report of a stranded yacht

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Susan Scott, was launched on Sunday 6 June, at approximately 11.15am, following a Coastguard request, to assist a stranded 22 foot yacht , south of Aldeburgh.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a 22 foot yacht, with one person on board, that had gone aground in Butley Creek, south of Aldeburgh.

Once on scene, the ILB attempted to tow the yacht off the mud, without success. After discussions, ensuring they had enough food and water, it was decided that the casualty crew would remain onboard and wait for the next high tide to get afloat.

The ILB was stood down and returned to station at 1.20pm.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ chillpress@hotmail.co.uk
  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East), 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk
  • Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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