A yacht has been salvaged by the RNLI and Coastguards after it broke its moorings and ran aground onto rocks off Weston-super-Mare

Two people were rescued after their yacht broke its moorings in heavy seas and ran aground onto rocks close to Weston-super-Mare.

The volunteer crew of the RNLI Weston Lifeboat were called out at just before 8am yesterday (27 July).

Lifeboat and coastguard volunteers assess a yacht that has ended up on rocks

The yacht on the rocks. Credit: Lester Solway/Weston-super-Mare RNLI

Emergency personnel assessing a yacht that has run aground off Weston-super-Mare

Coastguard and RNLI volunteers on the scene. Credit: Lester Solway/Weston-super-Mare RNLI

The yacht had drifted from Weston Bay before running aground at Anchor Head near to the Marine Lake.

The RNLI Weston Lifeboat crew were joined by coastguard colleagues.

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After assessing that the two people on board were safe and well, it was then decided to tow the yacht to safety.

Dressed in yellow and orange, lifeboat volunteers salvage a yacht

The RNLI crew establish a tow line. Credit: Lester Solway/Weston-super-Mare RNLI

A spokesman for RNLI Weston Lifeboat said: “After arriving on scene and consulting with the person on board its was decided to attach a tow line and refloat the vessel on the flood tide.”

The yacht was then towed to a mooring in the River Axe at Uphill.