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Yacht and fishing boat in Lossiemouth and Lerwick rescues

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Two yachtsmen escaped injury when their boat ran aground off the Moray coast.

Coastguard teams from Lossiemouth and Burghead, the Buckie lifeboat and a rescue helicopter were tasked to the Lossiemouth area on Wednesday evening.

The 35ft yacht ran aground about half-a-mile from Skerries lighthouse.

Meanwhile, Lerwick lifeboat and a rescue helicopter were sent the aid of a fishing boat taking on water north of Lerwick harbour on Thursday morning. The Sea Hunter was towed to safety.

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Image caption Sea Hunter was the focus of a rescue operation
Image caption Sea Hunter was towed in to harbour after it began taking on water

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