Eight plucked from sea off Needles

By a County Press reporter

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 09:42

 

Eight plucked from sea off Needles

The sunken fishing boat. Picture courtesy of Yarmouth RNLI.

EIGHT people were rescued off the Isle of Wight - cold, but unhurt - after their fishing vessel sank yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat launched soon after 3pm to a Mayday from the skipper of the boat taking on water in the Needles Channel to the east of the Shingles Bank.

Before the lifeboat arrived the passing yacht Osprey had rescued the eight people who had taken to a liferaft.
Land-based coastguards monitored the rescue from the Needles Coastguard Station.

The 33ft fishing boat, Dulce T, completely sank and the eight people were taken to Keyhaven.

* It was wrongly reported initially that Lymington RNLI lifeboat also attended, due to incorrect information supplied. Lymington RNLI did not attend however Lymington Coastguards met Yarmouth lifeboat in Keyhaven.

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