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Lifeboat Rescue Off Suffolk’s Coast

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It’s been a busy time for Lowestfoft’s Lifeboat crew as it helps with two more incidents.

Strong winds buffeted a Dutch yacht which had to be rescued after its engines failed – three miles off the Suffolk coast on Sunday (16th July).

There were some very challenging weather conditions – with a 25 knot wind and 2 metre se swell.

After being towed past Holm Sands via the Stanford Channel, the boat was eventually towed into the yacht marina.

The Lifeboat crew also helped a team from the Coastguard with another incident, this time off the South Beach on Monday evening (17th July).

Image from the Lowestoft Lifeboat team of the Dutch yacht being rescued.

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