Lifeboats called to vessel stranded near Skegness

Skegness inshore lifeboat and all-weather lifeboat/ ANL-160818-051650001
Skegness inshore lifeboat and all-weather lifeboat/ ANL-160818-051650001

Both lifeboats were back in action again last night when volunteer crews were called to a yacht that had run aground in the mouth of the River Haven at Gibraltar Point, three miles south of Skegness.

After a determined effort by the station’s inshore lifeboat and all-weather lifeboat, the vessel had simply not got enough water under her to be pulled from the mud flats in the area. At the time of the operation the tide was falling rapidly.

A spokesman for Skegness RNLI said: “The occupants of the vessel were transferred to the all-weather lifeboat and safely taken ashore when the lifeboat was recovered. The ILB crew remained behind to anchor the vessel in the shallow water and then also returned to station. Both lifeboats were rehoused at 9pm.”

Recovery of the yacht will be attempted again this morning at 6am on the next high tide.