Ramsgate RNLI crew rescues three onboard broken down yacht

Ramsgate RNLI inshore lifeboat. Picture: Mark Stanford.

Volunteers from the Ramsgate RNLI crew rescued three people onboard a yacht which had broken down half a mile out to sea last night (Saturday).

They launched the inshore lifeboat at 8.40pm and once they reached the vessel attached a rope and towed it back to Ramsgate harbour.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The crew towed the stricken yacht back into the safety of the harbour where they assisted in mooring it up safely on the pontoon.

“The yacht crew will make repairs before continuing their journey onto Brighton harbour.”