UPDATED - Skegness and Mablethorpe RNLI in stricken yacht rescue

The Lincolnshire Poacher is pictured launching shortly after the distress call came in. Photo by RNLI.
The Lincolnshire Poacher is pictured launching shortly after the distress call came in. Photo by RNLI.

RNLI crews from Skegness and Mablethorpe were scrambled this afternoon (Sunday) after reports of a yacht taking on water 14 miles NNE of Skegness.

The Skegness-based Lincolnshire Poacher and the Mablethorpe-based Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat were called out to the stricken vessel at 2.44pm.

The Atlantic 75 was the first vessel to arrive at the scene, with the Poacher just one mile behind it.

As of 6.15pm this evening (Sunday) the RNLI were reporting that the yacht and skipper were “safe and under tow”.

Updating on their Twitter feed, a spokesperson for the Skegness station said: “Yacht and skipper safe and under tow from Lincolnshire Poacher approximately four miles south of Donna Nook range, and heading north towards the Humber”.