The coxswain of an RNLI rescue mission to save 11 people from a boat that sank in Lowestoft harbour says it 'sank in seconds'. John Fox from Lowestoft RNLI said he had never seen a boat sink so quickly, and that if it had been out at sea it would have been a tragedy.
Four people have been taken to the James Paget Hospital, although none of them are seriously injured. Lowestoft RNLI was returning to its base at about ten past twelve today (Sunday 22 July) when it spotted the vessel in trouble.
The sunken boat is still in the water, but the RNLI says it has been anchored, and that measures have been taken to make the water safe. It is not yet known what caused the boat to sink.
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