Southwold: Drifting boat towed to shore by rescue team

Southwold lifeboat. Picture: James Bass

Southwold lifeboat. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The coastguard was called to assist a boat with four people on board after it suffered gearbox trouble off the Suffolk coast.

Southwold lifeboat was called to help the six-metre boat, Ciara, off Benacre Ness at about 4.25pm today.

Amid fuel concerns, the crew were joined by colleagues from Lowestoft, who towed Ciara.

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