Dorset

Poole Harbour yacht pair rescued

Two people in a stricken yacht have been rescued after getting into difficulties off the Dorset coast.

Their 44ft (13m) yacht broke down in gale force winds while sailing from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight to Poole on Wednesday.

The RNLI's Poole-based lifeboat managed to find the vessel 3.5 miles (5.6km) from Poole Harbour's entrance.

The yacht was drifting off course and had fuel problems but was towed to shore.

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