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Search underway for missing fisherman whose boat capsized

  • Coastguard said an ‘intensive’ search was underway for the missing man after the upturned boat was discovered four miles south of Plymouth early today
  •  Two Royal Navy warships, a Border Force vessel and RNLI lifeboats along with Coastguard helicopters launched operation after men failed to return to port
  • Helicopter found the boat at around 1am with two people on the upturned hull

One man is missing and two have been rescued after a fishing boat capsized off the south coast.

The Coastguard said an ‘intensive’ search was underway for the missing man after the upturned boat was discovered four miles south of Plymouth early this morning.

Two Royal Navy warships, a Border Force vessel and RNLI lifeboats along with Coastguard helicopters launched a search and rescue operation after the men failed to return to port last night.

The Coastguard said an ‘intensive’ search was underway for the missing man after the upturned boat was discovered four miles south of Plymouth early this morning

The Coastguard said it received a 999 call at around 8.40pm reporting that a vessel with three people on board was overdue in Plymouth after fishing near Eddystone Lighthouse, Devon.

A helicopter found the boat at around 1am with two people on the upturned hull, both of whom were rescued by the RNLI and transferred to the South Western Ambulance Service.

UK Coastguard controller Dai Jones said: ‘Following an extensive search in the area using multiple assets, the fishing vessel was located and two men have been safely recovered.

‘An intensive search for the third man is ongoing at this time.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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