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RNLI rescues four from stricken yacht off Douglas coast

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary with casualty vessel in Douglas harbour Image copyright RNLI/Michael Howland
Image caption Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary with the vessel in Douglas harbour

Four sailors have been rescued from their stricken yacht after its sail became unusable and its engine failed.

They were rescued from the 11ft (3.4m) vessel after getting into difficulty a mile from Douglas at about 20:35 BST on Monday.

Without power, the yacht had drifted three miles away from the island.

The Douglas volunteer RNLI crew towed the yacht back to the Battery Pier where the coastguards were waiting to assist. No-one was injured.

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