Ice cream boat 'Lolly Roger' capsizes

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The Lolly Roger sold ice creams on a Dorset beach Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press

Three people had to be rescued when a boat selling ice cream capsized in Dorset.

The Lolly Roger overturned when a freezer containing ice cream rolled while on board and caused the vessel to upturn.

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An ice-cream freezer that was onboard the boat Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press

A Mayday call was made to coastguards when a passing boat spotted the capsized vessel and the three-man crew off Hengistbury Head.

A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Portland was scrambled but stood down as it was not required.

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The boat was completely overturned in the sea Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press

The three casualties - a woman and two men- were not seriously injured.

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