Oban lifeboat called out to Kerrera

Oban lifeboat to the rescue of a yacht that had run ground on Kerrera

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A yacht run aground in the Sound of Kerrera launched Oban’s RNLI crew to the rescue.

The UK Coastguard alerted the lifeboat to the stricken yacht stuck in Little Horseshoe Bay at 2pm on Saturday.

Once at the scene, the volunteer RNLI crew used their small inflatable craft to get across shallow water and make sure no one was injured.

The lifeboat waited for the tide to rise and make sure the yacht refloated safely.

By 3.20pm the yacht was back afloat with no damage and went its own way north to Oban where it berthed at the marina 25 minutes later.

CalMac’s Cavoria ferry had also stood by to help.