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Sole survivor of fishing boat tragedy speaks out

He clung to a buoy off the coast of Sussex - for several hours before being rescued by lifeguards.

Tonight, the sole survivor of a fishing boat tragedy has been speaking about the terrible events that led to the death of his three friends.

45 year old Elvis Cojocariu says their boat sank so quickly there was no time to put on lifejackets.

As Richard Slee reports.

Richard spoke to survivor Elvis Cojocariu.

One missing and two in life threatening condition after sea drama on south coast

One person is missing and two have been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after getting into difficulty along the Sussex coast.

Sea rescue at Camber Sands Credit: Maritme and Coastguard Agency

Coastguard rescue teams, lifeboat crews and the police were called to Camber Sands following reports of people in distress in the water. Two people have been rescued, lifeguards are searching for a third.

VIDEO REPORT : 36 saved in dramatic rescue

More than 30 schoolchildren have been rescued by helicopter and lifeboats from a Kent beach after becoming trapped by the rising tide.

The hiking party - which included two adults - were plucked to safety after straying from a coastal path between Dover Harbour and St Margaret's Bay.

The youngsters used mobile phones as distress beacons. Two hours later they would have been swimming for their lives.

In her report Sarah Saunders spoke to Matt Ivatt of the Dover coastguard, Billy Hollis of the Dover RNLI and resident Jean Smith. Video footage and still provided by @kernowsailing and Stuart Brock Photography.

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