Alderney lifeboat rescues yacht stranded on rock

A French yacht was rescued by Alderney's lifeboat after it hit a rock one mile off the island's east coast.

The two-man crew of the 9m yacht Hanois was unable to start the engine or sail off the rock against the tide.

The lifeboat Roy Barker I launched at 18:25 BST and was on scene within 10 minutes.

A towline was attached to the yacht, which was not taking on any water, and it was safely moored in Braye Harbour by 19:00.

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