Just minutes before a violent storm hit the county, a BROKEN pleasure yacht was towed ashore.
Littlehampton RNLI launched the lifeboat at 8.11pm on Monday and reached the 28ft vessel in just 21 minutes.
Thunder rolled in from the south and lights lit up the rough seas as the crew towed the yacht to Littlehampton Yacht Club, arriving minutes before torrential rain.
Nick White, Littlehampton RNLI lifeboat operations manager, said: “Being stuck on a broken boat in a thunderstorm would not have been a pleasant experience so we are delighted to have been able to get the vessel to safety just in time.
“Our volunteer crew is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help those in trouble in local waters – whatever the weather.”
Littlehampton RNLI services the West Sussex coast between Bognor and Worthing.
It was the station’s Atlantic 85 inflatable boat, Renee Sherman, that was chosen to complete the three-mile rescue trip.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21120581.littlehampton-rnli-saves-yacht-moments-storm/?ref=rss Littlehampton RNLI saves the yacht just before the storm