Boat runs aground off Scarborough

143420b'The grounded vesssel being escorted back to the harbour by both lifeboats'Picture by Neil Silk'22/08/14
143420b'The grounded vesssel being escorted back to the harbour by both lifeboats'Picture by Neil Silk'22/08/14
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Two men were forced to abandon ship after their vessel ran aground on rocks near the Holbeck area of Scarborough today.

Teams from Scarborough Coastguard and Scarborough RNLI were called at 1.05pm to reports of a vessel with engine failure.

The craft, a 13ft day boat called Layla Nianh, had drifted onto Cornelian rocks and the two men, from Huddersfield, had waded ashore.

Tony Dyer, deputy station manager at Scarborough Coastguard, said: “The inshore lifeboat got there first to find the men were cold but safe.

“The all-weather lifeboat was then called to tow the boat back to harbour.”