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Around 200 kilos of cocaine with a street value of some £20m has been discovered on a yacht from which a man fell to his death. This afternoon the UK Border Force said the drugs had been removed from the Windrose which was moored at St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly.
A man in his sixties fell to his death from the mast of the yacht shortly after it was boarded by Border Force officials last Monday. He's thought to be Dutch.
An investigation is underway into the death of a man who fell from the top of his yacht's mast in St Mary's harbour on the Isles of Scilly. It's understood the boat had been boarded in an operation by The Border Force.
Claire Manning has been following the story and reports from our Plymouth office.
As police investigate the death of a man who fell from his yacht's mast in St Mary's harbour on the Isles of Scilly, Andrew Hargreaves from Radio Scilly has sent us this video of officers at the scene.
A man, thought to be a Dutch national in his early 60s, is believed to have fallen from the top of his yacht's mast. It's believed that the man is the same man who was assisted by the RNLI whilst aboard his vessel the Windrose, on Sunday.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and they are not making any comment on what happened last night. It is understood however, that the incident happened after the yacht had been boarded as part of a Border Force operation.
The Border Force have so far made no comment.
Police have confirmed that a man has died after falling from the mast of a yacht. It happened at St Mary’s quayside in the Isles of Scilly at around 8.30pm last night.
The man, believed to be a Dutch national in his early sixties, was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.
It is understood that the yacht had been boarded as part of a Border Force (formerly UK Border Agency) operation shortly before the incident. The matter has been referred to the IPCC by the Border Force and a local investigation will be carried out this morning.
Falmouth Coastguard has confirmed that the Rescue Helicopter 193 from RNAS Culdrose was used last night to help bring back an injured person from the Isles of Scilly. It's reported that someone has died after a boat was raided at St Mary’s Harbour.
A person is reported to have died after a boat was raided at St Mary’s Harbour in the Isles of Scilly last night.
The Police and UK Border Agency are investigating.