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Douglas Lifeboat assists run aground yacht

Wed, 31 Aug 2016

Credit: Douglas Coastguards' Facebook page
Credit: Douglas Coastguards' Facebook page
Douglas Lifeboat was called out yesterday to assist a yacht in Douglas Bay.
 
At approximately 7.25pm crew launched to assist two people whose yacht had run aground off the north end of Douglas Beach.
 
The yacht was already afloat when the lifeboat arrived but a brisk onshore wind and incoming tide had outpowered the mechanics.
 
Sir William Hillary successfully towed the yacht to Douglas Harbour where the yacht's crew were able to start up the engine.

 

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