Rowers rescued from River Deben

TWO rowers are recovering after their boat capsized in the River Deben. A rescue operation was launched shortly after 1pm on Saturday after a 33ft fibreglass rowing skiff - a boat similar to those used in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race - turned over.

TWO rowers are recovering after their boat capsized in the River Deben.

A rescue operation was launched shortly after 1pm on Saturday after a 33ft fibreglass rowing skiff - a boat similar to those used in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race - turned over.

The two people, who have not been named, were in the water for about 15 minutes before they were rescued by the Felixstowe Ferry Harbour Master.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said the pair were taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.


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