Crew rescued after yacht runs aground near Fambridge

The crew of a yacht which ran aground in an Essex river were rescued by police today (Saturday).

The vessel was in the River Crouch some time in the afternoon when it ran aground near Fambridge.

The Essex Police Marine Unit was dispatched to the scene, where the Sergeant rescued the crew.

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The unit tweeted: “Fantastic work from our Sergeant today rescuing the crew from a yacht that went aground on the River Crouch near #Fambridge. Definitely earned his stripes!”

The sunny weather brought Bank Holiday crowds to the waterways of the county during the afternoon, with other incidents arising for officers.

Officers were dealing with incidents of anti-social behaviour earlier in the day 10 miles along the river at Hullbridge.

Shortly before 4pm, they tweeted: “In response to reports of personal water craft users causing ASB on the #RiverCrouch at #Hullbridge we are up there today as part of our #OpWavebreaker patrols. Very busy out on the water today! Enjoy the sun and stay safe.”

Essex Live