Family towed to shore after yacht drama

LIFEBOAT crews rescued a family onboard a 26 foot yacht which ran into trouble off Walton-on-the-Naze.

LIFEBOAT crews rescued a family onboard a 26 foot yacht which ran into trouble off Walton-on-the-Naze.

Two adults and two children were towed to shore onboard the yacht Akko at around noon today after encountering choppy waters.

Walton coastguard received a distress call from the vessel reporting problems with the sails and engine.

Walton lifeboat was launched and the yacht was brought safely into Titchmarsh Marina.