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RYDE RESCUE PAGED TO ASSIST 22FT YACHT

rydeinshorerescueRyde Inshore Rescue were paged to assist a 22ft yacht stuck on Ryde Sands this evening (Friday), one of the first shouts for the independent volunteer station since an attack on both lifeboats back in July.

Ryde Rescue 2 was launched at just gone 18:10 to a 22ft yacht with 2 persons on board that had become stuck on Ryde Sands.

Thankfully, the yacht was successfully towed off the sand and into deeper water by the lifeboat.

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After the rescue crew checked that all was ok with the boat and the skipper, the now-freed yacht made sail back to its home port.

Ryde Rescue 2 and her crew returned to station at 19:20 ready for service.

It is understood Ryde Rescue 1 should return to action in the coming weeks.

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