Wells RNLI assists three people in a 27ft cruiser with machinery failure

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Wells RNLI has rescued three people after their 27ft cruiser got into difficulty off Bakeney on Friday afternoon.

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Wells RNLI goes to the aid of three people on cruiser

On Friday (17 September) at 3.38pm, HM Coastguard requested Wells RNLI’s all-weather volunteer crew to assist a 27ft cruiser with engine failure. The vessel was adrift a mile and a half off Blakeney point with a crew of three people on passage to Kings Lynn.

The Mersey class lifeboat, the Doris M Mann of Ampthill, launched at 3.54pm in front of the boathouse and proceeded to the casualty position. At 4.35pm, the crew arrived alongside and assessed the situation. It was decided that the best option was to tow the casualty vessel and crew to Wells Harbour without delay as there was sufficient time to get back while there was still enough water to cross the bar.

At 6.23pm, the casualty vessel was moored safely alongside the town quay and handed into the care of the local Coastguard.

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