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Video posted on You Tube shows the moments after a 'Yellow DuckMarine Tour' sank in the Albert Docks in Liverpool yesterday.
The video shows the speed with which the boat sank as the 31 passengers who were aboard scrambled to get out and swim away from the stricken amphibious vehicle.
An investigation has been launched after the Yellow Duckmarine tour boat sank today, forcing its 31 passengers to be rescued or swim to safety.
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.
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.
Emergency services launched a rapid rescue effort in Liverpool's Albert Dock after an amphibious vehicle sunk with 31 passengers on board.
Just last year, the Queen herself was a passenger on one of the so-called "duckmarines" to mark the launch of the tourist attraction.
ITV News reporter Amy Welch reports:
A spokesman for the Albert Dock in Liverpool said they were "pleased" that all 31 passengers and two crew were rescued safely.
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An investigation has been launched after 31 people were rescued or had to swim to safety when an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool.
Several tourists have been airlifted to hospital, after an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool's Albert Dock.