Son who stole family yacht now in jail

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A British student who stole his family's 30-foot sailboat and needed to be rescued by a lifeboat crew was jailed for nine months after his mother reported him to police.

Oliver Sloley, 22, and a friend — neither of whom had any sailing experience or lifejackets — managed to sail several miles along the coast and navigate around the treacherous Lizard peninsula. They got into a difficulty a few hours later and called for help but were unable to read their global positioning system and tell rescuers where they were.

Lifeboat crews found him after Sloley fired a flare and he was towed to shore, where he faced the wrath of his mother.

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