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Two men rescued after boat hits rocks off Porthcawl

Two men have been rescued after their fishing boat crashed into rocks off the south Wales coast.

Lifeboats found the men 12 miles off the coast of Porthcawl. Credit: Bing

The pair were found in the water 12 miles off Porthcawl, with waves crashing over their stricken vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

The alarm had been raised at around 5.30pm on Friday by the family of one of the men, who told authorities the boat had struck the rocks and begun taking on water.

A coastguard search and rescue helicopter helped direct lifeboats to their location.

One of the men remains in hospital in a non-life threatening condition, the coastguard said.