Men rescued from motor cruiser fire off Plymouth

Boat fire The three men were not injured in the fire and have been taken ashore

Three men were rescued after a motor cruiser caught fire off Plymouth.

Three men onboard the boat jumped into the water near Fort Picklecombe, off south-east Cornwall, and were rescued by Ministry of Defence (MoD) police who were patrolling nearby.

The fire, which severely damaged the 27ft (8m) cruiser, started after a "fuel problem", said a spokesman from Brixham Coastguard.

The men, including one who is in his 50s, were taken ashore uninjured.

The emergency services were alerted to the fire at about 14:50 GMT.

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