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YACHT RESCUE ON RYDE SANDS

rydeinshorerescueA 9 metre yacht was towed to safety this afternoon after grounding on Ryde Sands.

The assistance of the independent Ryde Inshore Rescue was requested by Solent Coastguard at around 12:40 following the alert. Island Echo understand the stranded yacht had two persons on board.

Ryde Rescue 1 was launched to assist the sailors before taking the vessel under tow to deeper waters to carry out an inspection for damage, before the yacht left the area.

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No one was injured in the incident.

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