Yacht towed to safety by volunteers at Eastbourne RNLI

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A yacht that suffered engine failure while near Eastbourne was rescued by local volunteers, the RNLI said.

Crews from Eastbourne RNLI were paged at 3.11pm on Monday, August 7 to reports of a 37 foot sailing yacht with a fouled anchor and engine issues.

Volunteers then launched the All weather lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee' and made their way to the vessels location.

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Once on scene a crew member was transferred on to the vessel to assist with raising the anchor and clearing the obstruction.

The vessel was then towed back to safety of Sovereign Harbour for the safety of those on board.