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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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Prayers for the crew of the Purbeck Isle

The wreck of the Purbeck Isle was found yesterday Credit: ITV News

A minute's silence will be observed this morning as church congregations in Dorset give prayer to the crew of a sunken fishing boat.

The wreck of the Purbeck Isle was discovered yesterday lying 10 miles off Portland at a depth of 50 metres. The boat's life raft was found with it on the seabed.

The body of skipper David McFarlane, 35, was found on Friday whilst the search for two of the missing fishermen was called off yesterday afternoon.

The missing fishermen - named locally as Robert Prowse, 23, and Jack Craig, 22 - have not been seen since leaving Weymouth on Thursday morning.

The Reverend Richard Franklin of the Holy Trinity Weymouth with St Nicholas in Weymouth said a minute's silence would be observed in services at the church today.

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