VIDEO. Sailboat crashes into rocks, helicopter intervenes

sea accident, sailboat crashes into the rocks

The engine won’t start, the boat missteers in the high waves near the coast, the shallow water approaching. It’s every sailor’s nightmare scenario, and that’s what they experienced aboard this two-masted boat that ended up badly on the rocks. It happened in England, in the English Channel, near Soar Mill Cove, one of the most southerly points in England. In this area, the shallow waters suddenly rise up under the sheer coastline, creating an impetuous breaker that is difficult to steer if you pass with your boat too close.

The two-masted boat drifted inexorably towards the rocks, eventually running aground. A helicopter was needed to rescue the crew, as it was too dangerous to approach a vessel by sea, which would have risked running itself aground against the rocks.

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