RNLI lifeboat rescues unwell crew member on 35 foot yacht
- Credit: Archant
A crew member on board a 35 foot yacht who became unwell has been rescued by crews at RNLI Aldeburgh.
Crews were dispatched to the yacht that was also experiencing difficulties near Aldeburgh.
A spokesperson for the RNLI said: "The Aldeburgh all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched today, Tuesday, July 27 at approximately 4.20pm, following a Coastguard request, to report of a 35 foot yacht with engine problems and unwell crew, south of Aldeburgh.
"Upon arrival at scene, the ALB crew found the casualty was making slow progress, as their crew had been unable to use the engine.
"The situation was assessed and it was decided, by the ALB crew, that undertaking a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualty.
"One member of the crew was also suffering with sea sickness and dehydration.
"The ALB crew attached a tow line and proceeded towards Southwold. By this time both of the casualty crew were exhausted.
- 1 Suffolk-based former Marine found dead after 10-month disappearance
- 2 Film crews shooting new Netflix film in Suffolk village
- 3 Matchday Recap: It rains goals at Portman Road as Town hit six
- 4 Two mega prisons for 3,500 inmates set to be built near RAF base
- 5 Delays on Orwell Bridge near Ipswich
- 6 Overturned trailer causing delays on roundabout near Bury St Edmunds
- 7 Air ambulance called to incident on Bury St Edmunds estate
- 8 Ipswich Town 6-0 Doncaster Rovers: Evans leads the way as ruthless Blues cut loose under the lights
- 9 Rovers bottom, Town starting to click, key men back... is this the night?
- 10 'They walked into us heavy' - Cook on 6-0 thrashing of Doncaster
"On arrival at Southwold, Southwold lifeboat met the casualty and crew boarded the yacht to assess the casualty crew.
"Southwold’s lifeboat took over the tow and the yacht was taken to moorings.
"Once the casualty was secured safely, the ALB was stood down and returned to station."