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Investigations are underway to locate the owner of a boat that washed ashore at St Helens this morning (Tuesday).

HM Coastguard were notified about the discovery of ‘The Boy’ at around 08:30, which led to Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team being sent to the scene.

It’s thought the vessel may have drifted across the Solent overnight having come free from a mooring. Although the boat is registered as Paglesham in Essex, it is more likely to have come from Chichester or another port on the South coast.

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Sea View Yacht Club have recovered the boat to a pontoon using a RIB. The yacht club can be contacted on 01983 613268.

It’s the second time in 24 hours that a boat has been round adrift. Ryde Rescue and Bembridge CRT were called to Ryde Pier yesterday.

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