towed to safety after losing power in Bridgwater Bay
Coastguards and a lifeboat crew were called out on Sunday evening
(April 11th) after a yacht grounded and lost power in Bridgwater
The 20ft 'Dreamer' was towed to the safety of Burnham Sailing
Club's pontoons in the River Brue by a member of the club.
alarm had been raised at 5.39pm, prompting the launch of a lifeboat
and the attendance of the Coastguard team as a precaution.
fellow yachtsman had spotted the yacht attempting to sail from
the eastern side of Stert Island at the top of the tide. Swansea
Coastguard control were notified and it was decided to launch
yachtsman had managed to pass a line to the casualty and tow her
clear from trouble and the lifeboat crew was therefore quickly
Helmsman Jason Coombes told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We reached
the yacht as it was about the enter the River Brue. Having confirmed
their status, we returned to the beach."
photo shows the lifeboat in the River Brue besides Burnham Sailing
Club's pontoons on Sunday evening
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