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11 rescued from sinking boat

The working dive boat sank outside Lowestoft harbour Photo: RNLI Lowestoft

The Lowestoft RNLI has rescued 11 people from a boat which sank at Lowestoft in Suffolk on sunday.

The lifeboat was returning to base after completing its exercises when it saw a boat carrying divers in trouble by the harbour entrance.

Mick Richford from the RNLI said:

"The boat was sinking very rapidly. People had to be rescued from the water."

– Mike Richford, RNLI Lowestoft

The RNLI says 11 people have been recovered and everyone is now accounted for. Four people were taken to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth, although none of them are seriously injured.

A number of ambulances attended the scene, and the rest of the rescued divers spent the afternoon recovering at the lifeboat station.

The divers are recovering at the lifeboat station Credit: RNLI Lowestoft