Rescuers had to be called out to a yacht taking on water about a mile north of Maryport.

Maryport Inshore Rescue were called out at 10.23am today.

A wind farm vessel and a trawler also responded.

Workington RNLI received the call at 10.24am when the boat was in distress in Allonby Bay off Crosscanonby.

The yacht, which had two men, two women and a baby on board, was taking on water.

Workington RNLI launched the Shannon class Dorothy May White.

By the time of Workington RNLI arrival, the Mareel Old Rose, which services the Robin Rigg windfarm and Maryport fishing vessel Silverfern were alongside.

The two women and the baby had been transferred to the Mareel Old Rose and were subsequently transferred to the Dorothy May White.

Workington RNLI volunteers boarded the distressed yacht and began pumping out water.

The yacht was towed safely to Maryport Marina, where Maryport Coastguard Rescue Team and Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team were in attendance.

All people on board the stricken vessel were safe and well.

The Dorothy May White returned to the boathouse at about noon.