Lifeboat rescues stranded yacht

By a County Press reporter

Monday, August 18, 2014

 

A YACHTSMAN who ran aground on part of the new Cowes breakwater last night (Sunday), was rescued by Cowes RNLI Lifeboat.

Crews were called at around 9pm to the small yacht called Lullaby after it became stuck on a new man-made shingle bank at the entrance to Cowes Harbour, part of the preliminary work for the new breakwater.

A lifeboat spokesman said the yacht, which had one man onboard, had been travelling from the Solent to a mooring up the River Medina when it ran aground.

The lifeboat crew deployed a steadying anchor and the man was taken ashore to await the next high tide. He managed to return to the yacht in a dinghy in the early hours of the morning and continue up the river.

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