Four rescued in Solent drama

Four people were rescued after a yacht was caught on the Solent sandbank on which a car carrier ran aground last year.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 9:14 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2016, 10:18 am

Calshot lifeboat was called to Bramble Bank after the yacht was marooned at high tide at 6pm yesterday.

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Four people were taken onto the lifeboat while one of the lifeboatmen stayed on board the yacht with the skipper.

At about 7pm the boat re-floated and was escorted back to the Calshot Lifeboat station.

The car carrier Hoegh Osaka ran aground on Bramble Bank after it began listing in January last year.