River Deben: Three men rescued from freezing waters after clinging to buoy

THREE men stranded in the River Deben were plucked from the cold waters by a lifeboat crew in the early hours of today.

Thames Coastguard were called at about 1.25am to reports of three men on a small dingy in the river.

A spokesman for the coastguard said the men “had become stranded and were clinging to a mooring buoy”.

He said Shingle Street Coastguard and the Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat were sent to rescue the men.

The lifeboat crew found the men suffering from cold.


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The spokesman said the men are believed to have spent the evening at the Ramsholt Arms pub before attempting to make it back to the yacht Brausun when they got into trouble.

- Did you see what happened? Do you know the men involved? Call the newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk or news@eadt.co.uk.

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