Weymouth lifeboat tows yacht into harbour
Weymouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched 2.15pm on Wednesday 4 April at the request of the Solent Coastguard to go to the assistance of the 13m yacht with four persons on board.
It was reported to be in a position four miles east of Grove Point, Portland.
Once on scene at 2.45pm the lifeboat escorted the yacht under sail closer to Weymouth before attaching a tow line and bringing her into Weymouth Harbour arriving at around 4pm. She was tied up in the harbour opposite the lifeboat station.
The lifeboat returned to its berth, refuelled and made ready for the next call.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.