A yacht has been blown ashore near Waterville in Co Kerry.

Valentia Coastguard said the vessel broke its mooring during strong winds in Ballinskelligs Bay last night as a result of Storm Hector.

There was nobody on board the yacht at the time.

(Pic: Éanna Bushe)

The yacht, called Seabiscuit, was blown ashore on the Inny Strand and is currently lying below Waterville Golf Course.

The vessel has lost her keel.