Yacht runs aground in Solent leaving people stuck onboard

FIVE people were stuck on a yacht that ran aground near a busy shipping lane.

Monday, 12th June 2017, 7:11 am

The 40ft Kokomo had been halted by the shingle at Bramble Bank, in the Solent, when a police boat attempted to rescue it. But because of the shallow water the Cowes RNLI lifeboat team were called.

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Two hours after first getting stuck, the yacht was eventually refloated as the crew were able to winch their boat off the shingle with a rope attached to the anchor.

The call came in on Friday night at around 9.25pm.