A lifeboat was called in Poole yesterday (15 October) after a yacht ran aground in the harbour.

Two passengers were onboard the 37ft vessel, which got into difficulty near the training bank, close to Poole Harbour entrance.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The inshore lifeboat was quickly on scene but as they arrived at the harbour entrance they saw the yacht just the other side of the notorious training bank close inshore.

“The lifeboat rounded the training bank and as they did they found that the vessel had managed to refloat.

“A volunteer crewman was placed on board to check all was well and for any water ingress. All seemed okay so the lifeboat escorted the yacht back to the main channel then the crew proceeded back to the station.”

Image: Poole RNLI – credit, Chris Speers

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