One man has died and another has been taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized at sea. The two men, aged 71 and 73, were rescued by Southend RNLI after Thames Coastguard received several phone calls from members of the public at 2:45pm.
The rescue team discovered one man clinging to the boat 300 yards off the coast of Thorpe Bay, Southend, while the other had begun to drift away in the current.
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