Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Sailors rescued from stricken yacht off Isle of Man coast

Douglas RNLI lifeboat returning to harbour with casualty vessel Image copyright RNLI/Michael Howland
Image caption Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched at about 03:00 BST

Two sailors from Scotland have been rescued after their boat got into difficulties off the Isle of Man coast.

The lifeboat was launched at about 03:00 BST after the small yacht got into difficulties two miles from Douglas due to a lack of wind.

With insufficient fuel to complete their journey, the crew called for assistance.

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat rescued the crew and towed their vessel back to Douglas.

The sailors had set off from Kirkcudbright at 10:30 BST on Tuesday.