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Essex/Suffolk: Coastguard co-ordinates help along coastline

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Thames Coastguard station organised rescues for several vessels along the coastline yesterday.

At 4.50am the watch received a 999 call from a man in his 50s who was on a yacht morred at Tollesbury, saying he had suffered chest pains over night.

After advice from a doctor the West Mersea lifeboat took ghim from his yacht to Mersea Island, where he was met by the island’s coastguard team and paramedics and taken to hospital.

At 5.17 coastguard officers tasked the Clacton lifeboat to help two people on board the fishing boat Discovery which had broken down off Colne Point near Brightlingsea.

The lifeboat towed the vessel back to shore.

In the afternoon 1310 Thames Coastguard was advised by the Felixstowe ferry harbour master he was going to help a large Dutch yacht aground on the Deben Bar.

The Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service boat Guardian also stood by until the vessel was towed into deeper water.

The owner of a one-year-old tabby cat says she ‘cannot believe that someone would be so cruel’ after her beloved pet was shot twice with an airgun in Ipswich.

The weather may be less than summery at the moment, but one sure indication the season has returned – complaints about roadside verges.

Police are appealing for information to help find a man from the West Bergholt area, near Colchester, in connection with failing to answer bail.

Rail operator Greater Anglia has appealed to people not to block tracks after a scores of incidents of rubbish being hit by their trains across the region.

A man was sprayed with what police think was bleach as he slept on a park bench in Ipswich.

Monday marks the centenary of one of the deadliest battles of the First World War – a battle that left hundreds of thousands of troops dead but no clear victor.

A man is to be sentenced next month after admitting beating up his ex-partner on her birthday and then harassing her.

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