The Maritime and Coastguard Agency say the yacht which collided with a dredger off the coast of Felixstowe sank shortly after impact.
It's now known that a man was pulled from the water and a woman is still missing. The man who was rescued has been taken to hospital to be checked over.
The Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team, three lifeboats (two from Harwich and one from Walton) along with two pilot boats, a dive boat, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham along with a number of vessels in the area are involved in the search.
The Coastguard says it was alerted to reports that a woman wearing a life jacket was missing at sea at 1.30pm this afternoon.
The disappearance followed a collision between a yacht and a dredger, with one other person pulled from the water by a rescue boat before raising the alarm.
A search and rescue operation is underway after a woman was reported missing at sea off the Suffolk coast.
The Coastguard was called at 13.30 this afternoon to reports that a woman wearing a life jacket was missing at sea about a mile from the coastline.
It's thought the yacht she was in collided with a dredger, one woman was pulled from the water by a rescue boat from the dredger. It was then that she raise the alarm that a second woman was missing.
A search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham has joined the search with multiple vessels.
A number of lifeboats, harbour boats and shoreline rescue teams are searching the area.
A search is underway after a person was reported missing from a yacht that collided with a dredger off Felixstowe.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said one person on board the yacht was pulled to safety, with one other unaccounted for.
The Felixstowe Costguard Rescue team, two lifeboats, two pilot boats, a dive boat, a search and rescue helicopter and a number of other vessels are engaged in the search effort at present.
Police say a 53-year-old woman who went missing from Felixstowe has been found safe and well.
Sharon Diaper, also known as Sharon Eric, was found by police around 8.45am this morning, Sunday 27 April, safe and well.
Police are appealing for help to trace a 53-year-old woman who has gone missing.
Sharon Diaper, also known as Sharon Eric, was last seen at an address in Kiln Field in Felixstowe just after 5pm yesterday, Saturday 26 April, and left the property at sometime between 5.15pm and 7.30pm.
She left behind a note which has caused concern for her, and police were alerted shortly after 8.30pm. Officers have been searching for her in the Felixstowe area, using the police helicopter.
Ms Diaper is described as white, around 5ft 1inch tall, of medium to heavy build, with shoulder length dark brown hair and blue eyes. She has a knee injury, is likely to have noticeable difficulty walking and may be using a crutch.
Felixstowe Academy's new £19 million state of the art building has been officially handed over, with students expected to move in after Easter.
The 11,000 metre square campus will cater for 1,800 students and features a modern science lad, theatre style main hall, a performing arts studio and a new sports hall
Buses are replacing trains on the Greater Anglia rail line between Ipswich and Felixstowe following an earlier incident.
The company says some trains and crew are out of place so buses will replace trains on the Felixstowe branch line for the rest of the day.
A body has been found washed up on the beach at Felixstowe.
Police were contacted just after 12.30pm to reports of a body on the beach near Buregate Road.
The body is thought to have been in the water for some time.
The body is believed to be that of a man.
Police are making efforts to identify him and have found a quantity of Euro currency on the body.
Suffolk Police are liaising with their Essex counterparts following the find.
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