Lifeboat helps stranded yacht reach Douglas

Douglas lifeboat helped a yacht reach Douglas in the early hours of this morning after a drop in wind left the vessel stranded.

The crew had been travelling from Kirkcudbright since 10.30 yesterday morning and were on the approach to Douglas when they became stranded.

The lifeboat team was called out just after 2.30am with a lack of wind and fuel leaving the yacht stuck two miles out.

The yacht was towed to the liner berth between Victoria and King Edward Piers where it was met by the Coastguard, allowing the lifeboat crew to stand down at 3.45am.