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Firefighters save sinking trawler

Five fire crews managed to stop the trawler from becoming completely submerged. Photo: Gerald Taylor

Firefighters in Brixham had a dramatic start to the day when they were called to a sinking trawler in the harbour.

Five fire engines arrived around 8.30am to save the Jordan A trawler, which was sinking in the Middle Quay. They spent several hours pumping water out and finally managed to get it upright and stable.

Nobody was on board overnight which saw one of the highest tides of the year.

Fire crews eventually got the vessel upright and stable. Credit: Gerald Taylor

It is not yet known why the trawler was sinking. A full investigation was due to begin once the tide was out this afternoon.