Cumbria

Barrow lifeboat rescues yacht crew hit by food poisoning

The crew of a yacht have been rescued by lifeboat volunteers after they came down with food poisoning while sailing off the Cumbrian coast.

A lifeboat from Barrow was scrambled when the three-person crew issued a mayday on Friday as they sailed west of the Duddon Estuary.

The yacht's crew were transferred to the lifeboat and the vessel was towed to Barrow.

None of the yacht crew were seriously ill, the RNLI said.

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