BURNHAM-on-Sea RNLI volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard at 9.08 this morning today to assist a yacht with engine failure in the River Parrett.
Their Atlantic 85 lifeboat ‘Doris Day and Brian’ was speedily launched and the crew intercepted the drifting yacht near the mouth of the River Brue.
RNLI Helmsman Nick said: ‘We intercepted the casualty vessel approximately 30 minutes before high tide.
“This was an experienced yachtsman, and engine problems can happen at any time. We were happy to assist.
“A tow was set up and the yacht taken to a safe berth in the Brue, with assistance from some sailing club members.”