Two people saved as drifting yacht towed to safety

A YACHT with two people on board is being towed to safety after it began drifting onto rocks.

Vessel was drifting onto rocks in Grutness Bay. Picture: Geograph

The vessel, named Getaway, put out a Mayday call at 3.30am this morning.

It had suffered engine failure and was drifting onto rocks in Grutness Bay, Shetland.

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A local fishing vessel initially towed the yacht off the rocks, Shetland Coastguard said.

Lerwick RNLI all-weather lifeboat then took over and began towing the vessel back to Lerwick.