UK Yacht, Dredger Collide: One Person Missing

By George Backwell
Monday, June 09, 2014
Photo courtesy of MCA

Thames Coastguard is coordinating a search after a yacht was in collision with a dredger approximately 1 mile off Felixstowe on the east coast of England. One person on board the yacht was pulled to safety, however another person is unaccounted for at this time, informs the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

The Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team, three lifeboats - two from Harwich, one from Walton - two pilot boats, a dive boat, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham along with a number of other vessels in the area are currently involved in the search.

In a later update the MCA added that the the man who was rescued from the water has now been taken to hospital to be checked over. The other person on board the yacht - a woman - is still unaccounted for. A large-scale search is still ongoing at this time. It was also confirmed that the yacht sank soon after the collision.

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