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The search for two remaining fishermen lost off the coast of Dorset has been called off after the discovery of the life raft still on board the wreck of the Purbeck Isle, Portland Coastguard said.
Dorset Police have confirmed the name of a dead fisherman found off the coast of Portland. The body of 35-year-old skipper David McFarlane was recovered by coastguards yesterday. The two remaining crew members of the Purbeck Isle are still missing, although the wreck of the boat has been found.
The wreck of a fishing trawler missing since Thursday has been found. The Purbeck Isle has been found ten miles off the coast of Portland in Dorset in waters 15 meters deep. The three crew members haven't been heard from since Thursday. One body has been recovered by coastguards.
Message of support for the families of three missing fishermen are being left on social media websites. The crew of the Purbeck Isle have not bee seen or heard of since they left Weymouth on Thursday. One body has been recovered by the coastguard as the search continues.
Hopes are fading for two missing fisherman whose boat vanished at sea after a body believed to be that of their third crew member was recovered by the coastguard. The men, named locally as David MacFarland, 37, Robert Prowse, 23, and Jack Craig, 22, left Weymouth on Thursday.
Police say a body has been recovered from the sea by coastguards. It is believed to be one of the crew members of The Purbeck Isle, missing off the Dorset coast. Three people were on board. The Purbeck Isle was based in the port of Weymouth.
Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme spoke to Portland Coastguard about the search.
The search for the Weymouth trawler Purbeck Isle has restarted after the coastguard was forced to call off the search at 3am this morning.
It's understood that two RNLI craft from Weymouth and Lyme Regis have joined the search which restarted at 5am.
There has still been no contact from the vessel which was reported missing from Weymouth yesterday evening.
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Prayers and a minute's silence was observed at chuches in Weymouth today for the crew of the fishing boat Purbeck Isle
Coastguards have called off a search for two missing fishermen after the wreck of the boat and its life raft were discovered on the sea bed