Yacht stranded off Exmouth and other news
A yacht, which had run aground, was stranded off Exmouth for several hours. Read this and more.
BOAT HAZARD: A yacht, which had run aground, was stranded off Exmouth for several hours.
Exmouth’s volunteer coastwatchers spotted The Footloose, which had run aground in shallow water on July 6 at around 1.20pm.
The yacht, which had a crew of four, was spotted mid-channel and was reported to Brixham Coastguards as a ‘hazard’ to shipping.
A spokesman for the National Coastwatch Institution said: “The yacht was leaning heavily to starboard on a falling tide. Brixham asked Exmouth Coastwatch to keep a watching brief on the yacht. The four people stayed aboard until low tide (3.28pm) had passed and the yacht was finally refloated (at 4.40pm) successfully.”
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