Ramsgate RNLI’s all weather lifeboat (AWB) was launched at 9.50am yesterday, 18 December, at the request of the UK Coastguard.

The lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht, about 10m in length anchored to the North Thanet buoy, some 13 miles east of Ramsgate, and on arrival at the scene found a lone sailor suffering from exhaustion.

Once a tow line had been attached to the yacht the sailor was taken aboard the AWB, which then towed the yacht safely onto a berth in Ramsgate Harbour.

The seal found in a field in Merseyside. Credit: Cheshire Police

Seal found in a field

A seal was found in a field in Merseyside this morning, some 12 miles from the nearest coastline.