Three anglers rescued after boat sinks in Essex


Three anglers rescued after boat sinks in Essex

Three anglers have been rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Essex.

Volunteer lifesavers from Clacton were called out to help the fisherman after their 25ft fishing vessel, the Christine Marie, hit something under the water.

The Clacto RNLI inshore lifeboat was sent out to help the already-sinking boat, reports the Essex County Standard.

Danny Thatcher, helmsman of the Clacton lifeboat, told ITV News and the BBC: "When we got there the boat had already sunk and you could see it on the bottom.

"A passing yacht coming out of Burnham picked up the three crew members, who were safe and well.

"The yacht was happy to take them back to Burnham. We are grateful to the yacht's crew for its assistance."

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