Boat rescued after starting to sink

A MOTORBOAT is currently being towed ashore after springing a leak and starting to sink.

A MOTORBOAT is currently being towed ashore after springing a leak and starting to sink.

The 25ft vessel, Red Snapper, was off the Essex coast and is being towed back to Titchmarsh marina by Walton lifeguard.

A spokeswoman for the coastguard said they received a call at about 3.38pm to the vessel after it had some trouble on board.

A piece of equipment on board is believed to have melted causing a hole which meant the boat started to sink.


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The coast guard crew managed to stem the flow and are now towing the boat ashore. Only one person is believed to have been on board when the incident happened.

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