Yachts collide off beach in Suffolk: one person missing

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Yacht missing off coast of Felixstowe, Suffolk, England

A search is continuing for a person reported missing from a yacht after it collided with a dredger off the Suffolk coast.

The Thames Coastguard was called to the scene around a mile from the seaside town of Felixstowe, Suffolk, yesterday afternoon. Words and image: PA.

A man aboard the yacht was pulled to safety and taken to hospital, but a woman is still missing. The yacht sank soon after the collision.

A lifeboat continued searching throughout the night and more boats went to help this morning, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

A spokesman said: "Further rescue resources have joined in the search again this morning, including a coastguard search and rescue helicopter and two lifeboats - one from Harwich and the other from Walton."

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