Five-hour sea search was "expensive false alarm"

An air and sea rescue operation launched after an empty fishing boat was found miles out to sea, appears to have been an expensive false alarm.

An RAF helicopter, a lifeboat and a 40-strong onshore team spent five hours searching, fearing someone had gone overboard. Both men who had been using the fishing boat are safe.

ITV News correspondent Gregg Easteal has this update.

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