Emergency call-out sparked after boat runs aground near Lytham

A boat ran aground at the entrance to the river Ribble near Lytham after it hit a training wall, says the Coastguard.

Tuesday, 10th October 2017, 10:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:11 pm
The 26 foot yacht was recovered shortly after midnight.

Volunteer RNLI and coastguard rescue teams were called to the emergency just after 9pm on Sunday, October 8.

The 26 foot yacht was recovered shortly after midnight.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: "The team were paged to locate a yacht which had run aground in the entrance to the river Ribble.

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"The tied worked in our favour and the vessel was able to get off the training wall with a little assistance from RNLI boats.

"There were three people aboard the yacht, who were all safe and well.

"If you find yourself in a similar situation, ensure that all the people on board are safe and well and wearing live jackets and call the Coastguard for assistance."