The solo skipper reported that his yacht was short of fuel and had damaged sails. The vessel was drifting off The Lizard in West Cornwall.
A lone yachtsman has been rescued off The Lizard after he ran short of fuel and began drifting.
The sails on the 14-metre yacht, Blue Lagoon, were also damaged.
The solo skipper contacted the UK Coastguard to request assistance.
The Lizard all-weather lifeboat, Rose, was launched just before 7am on 16 August.
It found the yacht two miles south east of Black Head.
One of the volunteer RNLI crew went aboard the Blue Lagoon to establish a tow.
The yacht was then towed safely into Falmouth where the skipper could make repairs.
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