Whitby lifeboat rescues person and yacht after vessel loses power

Whitby RNLI helped a person who became stranded when his yacht lost power of the coast of Whitby.

By Corinne Macdonald
Thursday, 15th August 2019, 9:14 am
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The all weather lifeboat was launched on Monday night at 10pm.

The yacht was three miles east of Whitby with one person on board.

A volunteer crew member transferred to the vessel, a tow was established and it was brought safely into the harbour.

Whitby Coastguard assisted with bringing the vessel alongside.

A spokesman for the lifeboat said: "We would like to remind people to always check their equipment before setting out on a journey at sea and to always carry a means of calling for help.

"If you get into difficulty on the water you can alert the RNLI by calling 999 and asking for the coastguard."