Family rescued from sinking boat off Dorset coast

A family of four has been rescued from their yacht as it began to sink two miles off the Dorset coast.

Coastguards were called out to the vessel after it began to get into trouble near Portland. A mother, father, two children and family friend were on board.

The mother and boys aged 12 and 14 were airlifted to safety by helicopter. The father and family friend were towed to shore by coastguards.

An investigation is being carried out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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