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August 18, 2005
Yacht runs aground in Bridgwater Bay during passage to Weston

The Staines Whitfield being taken down Pier Street from the RNLI station to Burnham jetty from where it launched.Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Staines Whitfield lifeboat was called out by Coastguards at 2pm on Thursday August 18th to help a yacht that had run aground.

The craft, from Watchet, had run aground in Bridgwater Bay while on passage to Weston-super-Mare.

As the 27ft, 5 ton triple keel cutter-rigged yacht was stuck fast, the crew of the Atlantic 75 lifeboat initially stood by while the yacht was refloated with the incoming tide.
The lifeboat then escorted the boat to Weston's Yacht Club pontoon in the River Axe.

The photo above shows the Staines Whitfield being taken down Pier Street from the RNLI station to Burnham jetty from where it launched.

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