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Harwich: Lifeboat crew help bail out yacht

PUBLISHED: 09:26 09 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:26 09 August 2014

Lifeboat crew help stricken yacht

Lifeboat crew help stricken yacht

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A lifeboat crew helped bail out a yacht which was taking on water in the River Stour last night.

The Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to assist the yacht, Alceator, following a 999 call to Thames Coastguard just before 10pm.

The yacht, which had two people and two dogs on board, was taking on water on the stretch of river near Harwich.

Water was pumped out by the lifeboat crew, who then towed them into Shotley Marina.

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