Eastbourne RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew members were called in to action at the weekend after an angling boat got in to troubled waters.
The boat had four people onboard and suffered engine failure on Sunday afternoon.
An RNLI spokesperson said, “The 23ft leisure angling boat was eight miles southeast of Sovereign Harbour when the cooling system failed on their vessel causing the engine to dangerously overheat.
“The anglers contacted Dover Coastguard for help which in turn requested the assistance of Eastbourne RNLI and the all-weather Diamond Jubilee.
“The all-weather lifeboat stationed at Sovereign Harbour launched and was on scene shortly after.
“A towline was attached and the stricken vessel was then returned to the marina from where it had departed earlier.”
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