Cornwall

Aquarius sinking: Search for missing sailor called off

  • 24 April 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Media captionTwo people were rescued after a small tug boat sank 45 miles off the Lizard in Cornwall

The search for a sailor lost off the coast of Cornwall after a tug sank has been abandoned.

Falmouth Coastguard confirmed the French Coastguard, which was co-ordinating the search, had stopped looking for the Aquarius crew member.

The man, believed to be from the south west, was lost when the tug sank in rough seas about 45 miles off the Lizard on Monday at about 06:45 BST.

Two of the three crew were airlifted from a life raft to a French hospital.

The vessel, believed to be British registered, was on its way from La Coruna in northern Spain to Plymouth.

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