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Yacht Run Aground on Coffs Coast Beach PHOTO: NSW Police

A yacht has run aground on a Coffs Coast beach this morning.

Coffs Harbour Water Police are at North Beach in Mylestom, after the Queensland bound yacht run aground at approximately 1:20am.

The 61 year old male skipper of the vessel called for assistance and set off his personal epirb after the keel of his 48-foot yacht broke off and the vessel started taking on water.

Coffs Harbour police initially attended the location, to find the skipper safe on the beach.  He received medical treatment for hypothermia.

Coffs Harbour Water Police will work with Maritime to determine the yacht's salvage process.

It is understood the skipper had been travelling to Brisbane from Tasmania.