25ft yacht ran aground at the top of the tide.

The skipper of local yacht Kate had misjudged his entry back in to the River Brue on

Wednesday morning, and run aground at the top of the tide.

Realising the

succeeding tide was probably the only chance of early recovery from a

potentially hazardous lee shore, Burnham’s RNLI volunteers delayed their

Wednesday evening training launch until 9.30 pm.

When

they reached the yacht, it was already partially afloat, and after a short

wait, the crew of Staines Whitfield, were able to take Kate in

tow and delivered her safely to the sailing club pontoons.

Subsequently,

lifeboats returned to Burnham for recovery and wash-down, which was completed

by 11.05 pm.

Burnham-on-Sea

Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes said; ‘Although not in immediate danger,

the yacht was in a potentially hazardous location. We were happy to assist.’