Essex/Suffolk: Lifeboat rescues stricken fishing boat

Lifeboat

Lifeboat - Credit: Archant © 2009

A fishing boat which went aground five miles off the coast has been rescued.

The vessel, Kestrel, had four people on board when it got stuck on the Cork Sands, approximately five miles south-east of Harwich, at 10.56am today.

An RNLI crew from Harwich and the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service boat Guardian both went to aid the vessel.

The boat was towed into deeper water and after it was established there was no damage was left to continue fishing.

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