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Coastguard task Harwich lifeboat to assist sailing boat to Shotley Marina

PUBLISHED: 22:27 25 October 2014 | UPDATED: 18:11 27 October 2014

Dismasted yacht helped by the Harwich Lifeboat

Dismasted yacht helped by the Harwich Lifeboat

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The coastguard was notified of a 28ft sailing boat that lost it’s mast off the coast of Harwich this afternoon.

They were notified of the incident at 1.42pm, when a trimaran was experiencing difficulties.

The Harwich inshore lifeboat towed the boat to the lifeboat station to clear the mast and then escorted the boat to Shotley Marina.

The lifeboat was back at the station at 3.13pm.

A lorry which overturned at the junction 19 A12 Boreham Interchange, Chelmsford, has been righted by police.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 25 year-old male from Ipswich, who has not been seen for a week.

Police have halted filling in the landfill cell where they believe the body of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague is located.

Firefighters have returned to scene of a straw fire, which has re-ignited just outside a village near Stowmarket.

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins at allotments in Ipswich.

A couple from Clacton who failed to safeguard more than £40,000 worth of tenants’ deposits as part of their lettings agency business have narrowly avoided prison.

A man who capsized off the coast of Felixstowe owes his life to his life jacket, quick thinking witnesses and the efforts of coastguard and the RNLI.

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