A two-person 34ft yacht stuck in the mouth of Beaulieu River prompted an emergency response from an Isle of Wight lifeboat crew in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, October 25).

Yarmouth RNLI volunteers were awoken at 3.41am to their pagers sounding.

Already at the scene were Calshot RNLI, who were initially called out at the earlier time of 2.20am, launching to assist the yacht.

It was first thought that the casualty vessel had tangled itself on a pot marker, which caused their anchor to start dragging.

Further assessment of the situation found an obstruction was causing the malfunction.

RNLI crews cleared the obstruction, and Calshot RNLI towed the casualty vessel further up the Beaulieu River.

Yarmouth Lifeboat then stood down and returned to the station at 5.30am.