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Friends Remember Fishermen

Family and friends of three fishermen who died when their vessel sank off the Dorset coast will set sail to the site of the wreck later [Sunday 1st Jule].

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Wreck is missing fishing boat

A wreck found on the seabed off the Dorset coast has been identified as missing fishing boat, the Purbeck Isle.

Survey ship Odyssey Explorer discovered the wreck lying 10 miles off Portland at a depth of 50 metres.

Three men, named locally as 37-year-old skipper David MacFarland, crewman Robert Prowse, 23, and Jack Craig, 22, have not been seen or heard from since leaving Weymouth on the boat on Thursday morning.

Dorset Police have confirmed that a body found at sea yesterday is one of the missing fishermen.

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