Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Four rescued from stranded boat off Isle of Wight

Four people were rescued in rough seas when their boat got into difficulty off the Isle of Wight coast.

The RIB (rigid inflatable boat), named Spirit, experienced engine problems near Ryde middle buoy on Sunday afternoon.

The crew, on route from Cowes to Portsmouth, were also unable to deploy the boat's anchor and called for help.

The Cowes RNLI lifeboat battled through gusting winds to reach the stranded crew and towed the vessel to shore.

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