yacht retrieved by Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crew
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat was
called to help a yacht that had sunk at its mooring in the River
Brue in Highbridge on Tuesday afternoon (October 15th).
concern that the vessel would cause a hazard to local marine traffic,
the crew attempted a recovery on the incoming flood tide.
yacht was emptied of water using a portable pump and towed to
the safety of the riverbank.
helmsman Nick Prout said: "The yacht was a wooden-hulled
vessel, and its automatic bilge pump had apparently failed. It
was a useful exercise, and we were happy to help."