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Lifeboat crew rescues yacht
COASTGUARDS responded to a mayday call after a yacht got into difficulties in the Walton Backwaters.
Two people were on the Amy Jack II when she went aground at Stone Point at 7.10am on Friday.
Thames coastguard sent the Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat to help and the fishing boat Cheryl Sara stood by.
The lifeboat team were able to refloat the 32 ft yacht and escorted her to a mooring.