The 27ft yacht ran aground at the entrance of Falmouth Harbour on Saturday afternoon

A 27ft yacht had to

rescued on Saturday afternoon after it ran aground on Black Rock at the

entrance of Falmouth Harbour.

A Pan Pan broadcast

reported that Shinner and its six

crew had run aground just after 1pm.

The vessel had been

sailing too close to a reef when it got into difficulty and had to be rescued

by volunteers from the RNLI.

One at the scene, a

tow line was passed to the yacht and a member of the rescue team boarded the

boat in order to assist with its recovery.

An RNLI spokesperson

said: “The yacht was pulled clear of the rocks at 1.22pm. Once it was confirmed

that there was no water ingress and that the yacht’s engine was operating

correctly, the tow was dropped and the all weather lifeboat was released to

return to its station, while the inshore lifeboat escorted the yacht back into

the inner harbour.” 

None of the crew were

hurt as a result of the incident.

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Photo: Tim Green