Racing yacht hoisted to safety after starting to sink
A 34ft RACING yacht had to be hoisted to safety after it ran aground in Portishead earlier today (Sunday).
The yacht, with its four-person crew, was pushed ashore by the wind onto Denny Island and started taking on water.
The 42-year-old yacht owner then put out a mayday at 4.45pm.
The Coastguard came to the rescue with pumps and eventually hoisted the yacht, called Little Blue, from the water with a crane.
A Coastguard spokesman said: “The keel of the boat struck the ground hard, causing damage under the hull.
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“If left in the marina overnight it would have sunk.
“The skipper made the right choice by calling us immediately which allowed us to make a rapid response and we would urge anyone in a similar situation to always do the same.”
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No one was hurt.