Tour boat sinks in Liverpool

An investigation has been launched after 31 people were rescued or had to swim to safety when an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool.

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Investigation launched into Liverpool tour boat sinking

An investigation has been launched after the Yellow Duckmarine tour boat sank today, forcing its 31 passengers to be rescued or swim to safety.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene and a multi-agency investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

– A spokesman for Merseyside Police

The craft has now been recovered and following consultation with MCA it has been taken to a place of safe and secure storage in order that a full investigation can take place. That will continue tomorrow morning.

We would also like to express our thanks to the emergency services and the Albert Dock security team onsite for their immediate and exemplary response.

– Spokesman for Yellow Duckmarine

Passengers 'swam to safety' as tour boat sunk

Eyewitnesses have reported seeing a large number of people swimming in the Mersey as the tour boat sank in Salthouse Dock, part of the Albert Dock complex.

People could be seen throwing life-rings into the water to help those trying to escape.

More than 30 people were rescued and 27 people were taken to hospital, mostly for shock, but all were well enough to be discharged, North West Ambulance Service have said.

Report: Baby rescued after tour boat sunk

A baby was said to be among the 31 people rescued when a tour boat sunk in Liverpool. The baby's mother is said to have held her above the water on the roof of the sinking craft.

More than 30 people were rescued or had to swim to safety when the amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool's Albert Dock.

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