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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Tourist boat sinks off Liverpool dock

An amphibious tourist vehicle has sunk in the Albert Dock, Liverpool. North West Ambulance Service have said that 27 people were taken to hospital because of shock and exposure.

The sunken Yellow Duckmarine tour bus-boat. Credit: PA
31 people were said to be abroad when the tour boat sunk. Credit: PA
The vehicle began sinking in the Albert Dock just before 4pm.
Three people were rescued from the water, the local fire service have said. Credit: PA
27 people were taken to hospital because of shock and exposure. Credit: PA

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Fire service: Three people rescued from Liverpool dock

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service have rescued three people after an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool's Albert Dock.

Three people have been rescued by firefighters from the water. We have had assistance from a number of agencies on scene.

We worked with police, ambulance and coastguard, and the RAF to account for everyone onboard.

The initial responding firefighters from Toxteth and City Centre community fire stations carried out the rescues.

There was no-one trapped from the sinking vessel. All persons have now been accounted for.

– Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens

Pictures of sunken Liverpool tour boat

Several tourists have been airlifted to hospital, after a tourist boat sank in Liverpool's Albert Dock. More than 30 people were said to be abroad when it sunk.

The sunken Yellow Duckmarine tour bus-boat. Credit: Lowdown Magazine
30 people were said to be abroad when the tour boat sunk. Credit: @zackliversedge1

Reports: Passengers safe after tour bus sinks

Initial indications are that the passengers who plunged into a dock after an amphibious tour bus sunk in Liverpool have got off the craft safely, according to reports.

Local radio and the Liverpool Echo have said that several police and ambulance response vehicles rushed to help with the rescue operation led by the fire service.

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Report: 30 people were aboard when tour bus sunk

More than 30 people are said to have plunged into a dock after an amphibious tour bus sunk in Liverpool, according to reports. The vehicle began sinking in the Albert Dock just before 4pm.

Witnesses have said some casualties have been flown out by air ambulance and paramedics from 18 other ambulances are treating those who have been hurt.

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