Yacht beached at Heysham

A 22 FOOT yacht has run aground on a sandbank near Heysham Harbour.

The Morecambe RNLI lifeboat was called out this afternoon to the boat which had one person on board, who was unhurt.

A spokesman for the RNLI said the yacht would now probably be towed to either Glasson Dock or Fleetwood.

Earlier on Tuesday the lifeboat was also called out to a man who had fallen over and hurt his knee on the beach at Heysham. The man was airlifted from the scene by helicopter.