A yacht carrying two passengers has been rescued off the coast of Northumberland.
RNLI crews were called out to the vessel after it became stranded around five miles off the coast of Amble, at 3:50am on Saturday morning.
The yacht had endured a water pump failure and got into difficulties whilst it was en route from Eyemouth to Hartlepool, on Teesside. It was towed to Amble Harbour by lifeboat.
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