Exmouth lifeboat tows 'low fuel' yacht to safety

EXMOUTH'S all-weather lifeboat crew towed a 16-foot angling boat back to its mooring at Beer beach after it was found the vessel was running low on fuel.

EXMOUTH'S all-weather lifeboat crew towed a 16-foot angling boat back to its mooring at Beer beach after it was found the vessel was running low on fuel.

The RNLI crew picked up the vessel on their return from Lyme Regis after a concerned member of the public contacted Portland coastguards, saying the angling boat was in rough seas close to the shore at Seaton.

An RNLI spokeswoman said: "The skipper of the boat, who was not a local man, was planning to return up the River Axe, but was unaware he was at least four hours away from a flood tide.


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