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Fishermen recover after boat sinks

The RNLI Clacton crew approach the fishing boat that sank on Saturday afternoon Credit: Clacton RNLI

Three fishermen are recovering after being rescued when their boat started sinking off the Essex coast on Saturday afternoon.

The alarm was raised at about one o'clock when the boat got into trouble at Dengie Flats.

The RNLI Clacton inshore boat went to the scene, along with a yacht sailing from nearby Burnham, which picked the three crew up and took them back to Burnham.

The lifeboat was back on station by two o'clock

The yacht that helped rescue three crew of a sinking fishing boat off the Essex coast Credit: Clacton RNLI