Families and holidaymakers had to be rescued from a pleasure cruiser when it ran aground at Scarborough. Crowds gathered on the beach as the 95 passengers on the Coronia were helped off the vessel by lifeboat crews. No-one was hurt and the cruiser is now back afloat.
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