South East Wales

Three people airlifted from stranded yacht off Newport

Three people have been airlifted to safety from a yacht which ran aground on a sandbank off south Wales.

Mumbles coastguards received a mayday call on Friday afternoon from the boat, which was stranded 2.5 miles (4km) from the River Usk mouth at Newport.

An RAF rescue helicopter from Chivenor and RNLI lifeboats from Portishead and Penarth attended.

The 7m (23ft) yacht, Jeannie, is due to be moved on Saturday after bad weather hampered its removal on Friday.