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Search suspended for missing fisherman

The UK Coastguard's search has been suspended pending further information. Photo: ITV News

Following an intensive search for a missing fishing vessel crew member, the UK Coastguard's search has been suspended pending further information.

At approximately 8.40 pm on 26 September, the UK Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that a fishing vessel with three people on board was overdue in Plymouth, after fishing near Eddystone Lighthouse, Devon.

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopters from Newquay and Lee-on-Solent, the Plymouth Coastguard Rescue Team and the Plymouth, Looe and Salcombe RNLI lifeboats were all tasked to search the area, alongside a Border Force vessel, two Royal Navy warships and other local vessels in the area.

The Coastguard helicopter from Newquay located the vessel 4 miles south of Plymouth at approximately 1 am, with two people on the upturned hull.

The casualties were rescued by the Plymouth RNLI lifeboat and transferred into the care of the South Western Ambulance Service.