One rescued and two missing as boat sinks off East Sussex coast

HM Coastguard scrambles rescue helicopter and lifeboats after receiving misery beacon from fishing vessel

One guy has been pulled from the water and two are nonetheless lacking after a fishing boat sank off the coast of East Sussex. HM Coastguard scrambled a seek and rescue helicopter after receiving an EPIRB misery beacon from fishing vessel Joanna C at 6am on Saturday.

The rescue helicopter based totally at Lydd, Kent, was once deployed together with two RNLI lifeboats based totally in Newhaven and Eastbourne to take a look at to search out the lacking boat. The beacon’s sign put the vessel 3 nautical miles off the coast of Seaford, close to Newhaven.

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