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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