Fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Essex

Three fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank off the Essex coast this afternoon.The 25ft vessel got into trouble at Dengie Flats.

The RNLI's Clacton inshore lifeboat went to the scene. Helmsman Danny Thtacher said

“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.”

– Danny Thatcher RNLI Clacton