Workington lifeboat was called out at the weekend to aid a yacht with engine failure.

Workington RNLI were paged by Belfast Coastguard at 6.26pm on Saturday to go to the aid of a yacht in calm conditions with engine failure.

It was being towed by another vessel but they were not making headway due to the ebbing tide.

The Shannon Class all weather lifeboat Dorothy May White under the command of coxswain Ian Cormack, launched immediately and made their way to site of the incident, two miles south of the Robin Rigg Wind Farm.

A lifeboat crew member confirmed the two people on board were safe and well, and the tow line was dropped by the other vessel.

The Dorothy May White then toed the yacht back to Whitehaven Marina were they were met by lock gate staff and Whitehaven Coastguard rescue team.

The lifeboat was back on station and ready for service at 10pm.