Two men and a dog rescued from boat stranded off Sunderland coast

Sunderland RNLI crew was called to rescue two men and a dog when their boat became stranded last night.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 06:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 19:21 pm
Sunderland RNLI rescue two men and a dog after boat becomes stranded. Footage from RNLI

The lifeboat, Atlantic 85, was launched at 9.11pm to assist the 10 metre yacht.

The vessel had suffered mechanical failure a mile south east of Sunderland Harbour.

Sunderland RNLI rescue two men and a dog after boat becomes stranded. Footage from RNLI

A spokesman for the Sunderland RNLI, said: "The yachts main engine had lost all propulsion and it's small auxillary engine was unable to cope due to the one metre swell.

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"The volunteer crew took the yacht and its crew, two men and a dog, in tow before returning it safely to Sunderland Marina."

Coastguard officers were waiting at the marina for the yacht.

One of Sunderland RNLI's teams.