Yacht runs aground at Scarborough harbour as RNLI launch rescue

Scarborough's RNLI were called into action this morning after a yacht got into difficulty just metres from Scarborough harbour.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 4:33 pm
Scarborough's RNLI rescued one person from the yacht. (Photo: Richard Coulson)

The inshore lifeboat was launched at about 10.30am this morning when a yacht ran aground in the harbour mouth at low tide.

A potting boat was used to rescue the one person aboard before the lifeboat crew secured the yacht by attaching it to the pier and setting an anchor.

The yacht was not blocking the harbour entrance and refloated when the tide flooded.

The yacht, which has run aground just metres from Scarborough harbour. (Photo: Richard Coulson)