burnham-on-sea rnli lifeboat launching

Burnham-On-Sea RNLI lifeboats were launched on Monday (August 5th) after Coastguards received reports of a grounded 30ft yacht with five persons on board in the River Parrett at Combwich. 

Both the lifeboats were quickly launched, as pictured here, and proceeded to the area upstream of Burnham-On-Sea.

Once the yacht was reached, the crew of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Doris Day and Brian, arranged a tow and pulled the yacht clear. The casualty vessel then was able to proceed under its own power.

Helmsman Nick Prout said: “We reached the yacht, and with aid of a tow rope pulled it clear.”

“The owner is an experienced yachtsman, so we shepherded him half way home and left him to independently return to the yacht’s berth in the River Brue.  We were glad to help.”