A MOTORBOAT was helped by Cowes RNLI Lifeboat in the Solent today.

While in Osborne Bay the craft developed engine trouble, and its anchor failed to prevent it being driven closer to the shore.

There were four people on board.

The lifeboat was launched at 5.06pm, and towed the motorboat to a mooring at the Folly, in the River Medina.

It returned to station at 6.30pm.

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