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Men rescued from motor cruiser fire off Plymouth

  • 22 January 2014
  • From the section England
Boat fire Image copyright Paul Hodge
Image caption 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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