Lowestoft capsize: Two men reported missing to police

Lifeboat searching for people in the sea off Lowestoft Lifeboats searched for people in the sea off Lowestoft

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A search is continuing for two missing men following the death of a man when a speedboat capsized off the Suffolk coast.

Lifeboats and a helicopter searched the sea off Lowestoft after the man's body was found in the sea near Ness Point at about 14:00 GMT on Monday.

Two men from the Great Yarmouth area have since been reported as missing.

The sea search ended at 00:40 GMT but a shore search resumed later, said the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

A number of men are believed to have set out by boat from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, for a fishing trip on Monday morning.

The speedboat is thought to have capsized off Ness Point

The overturned speedboat was discovered in the sea close to a beach.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: "Coastguard rescue teams from Lowestoft and Southwold will carry out a shoreline search this morning at low water. There are no plans to carry out a sea search."

Police are trying to trace the next of kin of the dead man.

Attempts were made to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crews searching for people in sea of Lowestoft Emergency crews searched the coastline throughout the afternoon and evening

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